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Archive for October, 2011
by Laura Preble • 6 comments
You say crazy, I say genius...whatever you call it, own it.
It's almost Halloween, the time when we all pretend to be things we're not. While pondering what I wanted to be this year, I considered several different costumes: crazy high school teacher, crazy mom...
by Justin C. Key • 3 comments
Pouring ourselves into our characters, and the chances we take.
I put a lot of myself into my characters. I don’t mean this in the metaphorical way which simply means that I care a lot. No, I literally take my experiences and fictionalize them to be a part of my c...
by Nina Munteanu • 3 comments
As a writer it’s guaranteed that you will at some time require information from a real person. The pillars of good journalism include: 1) thoroughness; 2) accuracy; 3) fairness; and 4) transparency.
Whether you’re writing non-fiction or fiction, at some point in your research you may need to conduct an interview. It might be a local police officer who handled a case similar to something you are w...
by Dan Tricarico • 2 comments
This is the final installment in a three part series on Television Show Contest judge, flash writer Len Kuntz.
Part II of an interview with Television Show Contest judge, Len Kuntz. What are you reading now? I'm re-reading Ordinary People by Judith Guest. It's brilliant. In The Writer last year they...
by Laura Preble • 22 comments
Ah, spell check...your magic lulls us into a false sense of security. But you are not to be trussed.
As a teacher of writing and literature, my life is filled with gratifying moments. Last year, one of my male students, a wrestler, became so enamored of slam poetry that he started to write it on his...
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