Are you a writer in need of motivation? How's this: Writing is like a disease. It may go into remission, but it never leaves you.
Apologies for the somewhat negative analogy. I had taken a long … Continue reading >>
You have the power. This is from one of those feel-good Facebook pages about living an enlightened life. Forget the deeper meaning; I think it's appropriate for fiction writers.
If you don't … Continue reading >>
Hitting the right note at the end of a novel can be tricky. Wrapping things up too neatly, leaving your protagonist smiling, often rings false. So what are an author's options?
Molly Giles wrote a … Continue reading >>
This guest post is written by award-winning writer, my fellow alum and friend, Diana Muñoz Stewart, on a wonderful panel discussion from the recent AWP Conference in Chicago. Any writer who has thrown … Continue reading >>
I Vacuum, Therefore I Am:
Magic was in the air in a crowded coffeehouse 18 years ago when I first heard poet Margo LaGatutta read. Her poem, “I Vacuum, Therefore I Am,” gave me goose bumps. It was an … Continue reading >>
Have you ever struggled over what point-of-view is going to work best for your narrator? I recently changed a novel manuscript from first person POV (I) to third person (she). The reason for this is … Continue reading >>