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|September 29, 2014Brush is to Canvas as Keyboard is to Computer Screen by Charles Garabedian A blank computer screen A blank canvas Both are calling me on a rainy Saturday morning in September as I sit at my desk with a cup of steaming French Roast coffee, freshly brewed. The sun hasn’t risen yet; it’s too early. My mind is beginning ...|
|September 26, 201420 Fiction Writing Renovations in Super-Short, Simplified FormatBy Randy Susan Meyers During my (self-guided, self-nagged) courses in my ‘Homemade MFA’ I did many things: I read stacks of books, I read multiple favorite novels with an analytical eye, I participated in multiple writer’s groups and revised, revised, and then revised some more. And, I wrote ‘papers’ for ...|
|September 24, 2014Revision for the Organizationally ChallengedBy Kathy Crowley I’m writing to you from the edge of revision — or maybe a better metaphor is writing to you from the foot of Revision Mountain, looking up. And up. And thinking about the long climb. As a writer I struggle mightily with at least two of the ...|
|September 22, 2014Outline: Structure vs. Stricture By Dell Smith When I started writing novels seriously, I loved writing the first draft. I just dove in and started typing away. It was fun while it lasted. But I always got stuck in the middle of a first draft with no out, no safe word I could shout ...|
|September 19, 2014Friday Faves: Prizes, Bestseller Lists and 1 Star Reviewsby Juliette Fay Our favorite links this Friday are here for your edification, entertainment and possible monetary enhancement. (Wouldn’t that be nice!) The Most Highlighted Passages From Classic Books (Huffpo Blog) Earlier this year, Amazon’s Kindle team revealed which passages are highlighted most frequently across all of their ebooks. Unsurprisingly, ...|
|September 18, 2014Your Lit Mag Starter Kit, Part 1: Hearty, High-Quality, Aesthetically Traditional Lit MagsBy Becky Tuch Remember when you didn’t know how to cook? When you were in your teens or twenties (or your thirties, maybe even forties) and you didn’t know the first thing about what should fill your kitchen cupboards and pantry shelves? I have a distinct memory of being twenty-two ...|