Good morning, everyone! This is our inaugural prompt. You can expect one in your inbox most Thursdays. Here goes: Too often our work can be more insular than inclusive. Most of us are good at depicting the inner workings and struggles of our characters, or capturing them…
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Hi Everyone, Matisse’s painting “The Red Studio” captures my ideal workspace—unmoored, color-saturated, filled with possibility, otherworldly. What’s…
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Hi Everyone, This is going to be a short one! In Judith Schalansky’s marvelously inventive book An Inventory of Loss, I came across this description…
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Characterization (an invitation)Hi Everyone, This question came up in Marisel Vera’s workshop two weeks ago: which books do you recommend to study characterization? A few that …
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Hi Everyone, Happy August! We all seem to be getting busier—even in summer—and sometimes it’s difficult to tackle the longer writing or thinking prompts…
Hi Everyone, This continues my June 23rd post in which I raid my own teaching notes on writing. Here are a few more bullet points from my informal…
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Hi Everyone, Here are a few things that have caught my eye this week. Let us know if any of these work out for you … Brazil, anyone…
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Hi Everyone, Please enjoy this video of Kevin Young—one of my favorite contemporary poets— reading an excerpt from his lyrical, heartbreaking poem…
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