More Stories: The Creative Writing Podcast Season 3: Episode 6 – A Theory of Storytelling A Theory of Storytelling: Written, literary storytelling is the act of the author translating a story into a text that can be consumed by a
I don’t have my copy of the Spring 2013 issue of New Plains Review in my hands just yet (and their website doesn’t reflect the publication of the new issue, as of this writing). I’ve been going to the mail
I met Kelly Fordon while I was pursuing my MFA. She was working on a novel told from the point of view of a U.S. Congressman’s young daughter. The chapter I read had a cameo by Richard Nixon. I was
I was asked to write a post on the topic: How do I know when a story is ready for submission? My fine writing friends over at the 5Writers blog posted my response. You can read it here.
I wonder if Steve Jobs ever felt this way. (Yes, I’m starting this blog post by comparing myself to Steve Jobs.) I wonder if, as he held the iPhone 4 in his hand and described the innovations and advancements, if
There’s an oft-quoted adage, “Write what you know!” which is simultaneously true and untrue. It is untrue because, as fiction writers, we are constantly adding details and experiences we don’t know from personal experience. Certain truths underpin our prose, but
I have an affinity for geographically-centered fiction. What I mean is, I think the “place” of the writer and the story he writes are very important to the writing, even if the place only serves as background and research for
Tuesday this week I presented part one of an adaptation of an exercise in “What if?” by Bernays and Painter. You can get your own copy from Amazon right here. The exercise for today is the same as Tuesday’s so if you’ve
There is some fine fiction (and poetry and non-fiction) at storySouth, and this week I’m highlighting the headliner short fiction story for Issue 31 (Spring 2011): And the Rain Fell Through Her Fingers, by Richard E. Dansky (story link below).
Today and Thursday this week, I’m going to be giving you an adaptation of an exercise in “What if?” by Bernays and Painter. You can get your own copy from Amazon right here. The exercise for today and Thursday is basically