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Archive for May, 2011
by Aimee Laine • 28 comments
Please, someone, tell me what to look for when I'm critiquing and whether to use a shovel or pen.
A note from Alex: This is the second post in a 3-part series of guest posts by the ever-awesome Aimee Laine. Sentences. Paragraphs. Scenes. Poems. Chapters. Flash Fiction. Short Stories. Articles....
by Dan Tricarico • 11 comments
What "-isms" are you including in your fictional world without even realizing it?
In my high school drama class, the teacher used to watch our scenes and monologues and comment on what she called our "-isms," those subconscious behaviors we were completely unaware of enacting while...
by Laura Preble • 8 comments
Lovers of word lightning and high powered love storms! Get on the Poetry Revival right now!
I do not generally go looking for poetry. But a few months ago, it found me, and we’ve been close ever since. Kym, former student of mine, said, “You’ve got to come to this poetry concert with me!...
by Justin C. Key • 4 comments
Don't worry, you'll be able to come back!
Write what you know. I don't disagree with that. What write you love. I don't disagree with that, either. Like any profession, you have to take advantage of your strengths. And sure, there will be wea...
by Nina Munteanu • 8 comments
No piece of writing is complete without submitting it to the scrutiny of revision.
No piece of writing is complete without submitting it to the scrutiny of revision. A colleague of mine once shared the story of what a student of hers had said about revision: it’s “like beating up a...
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