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by Nina Munteanu • 8 comments
Artists are the mythmakers — the shamans — of today... Like Dante, we journey to the depths of our world, become its deepest truths to emerge later and share.
“If a being from another world were to ask you, ‘How can I learn what it’s like to be human?’ a good answer would be, ‘Study mythology.’ ”—Joseph Campbell For Joseph Campbell, perhaps our era’s mos...
by Dan Tricarico • 16 comments
How to write funny.
Anyone who has dissected a frog in science class knows that no matter how much you learn, the frog is gonna die. It’s the same thing with comedy. We all know that if you have to explain a joke, it’s...
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...
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