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 >>
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 electric moment. I had … 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 >>
1. The photo Jennifer posted is of my parents and I at a backyard wedding.
Say it aloud. Does it sound wrong to you? If you're not sure, how about this:
2. My in-laws reciprocated my respect for … Continue reading >>
Do readers always assume that writers are always writing about themselves? It happens in poetry, but I didn't think it did with fiction, until I gave a public reading of an excerpt from my novel where … Continue reading >>