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Roxane Gay on writing

August 26, 2014

“Writing, at its best and truest, can offer solace and salvation for both readers and writers.”

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Homeward bound

August 26, 2014

Acting out a character brings a writer’s voice to life.

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Writing Prompts

He said, she said

September 12, 2014

Write the first draft of a scene using only dialogue: no speaker tags or actions. What can you convey about the characters through their voices or interaction? Avoid the temptation to use dialogue for exposition or back story. Instead, focus on developing character. Let what’s said—or not said—build tension and reveal the workings of a …

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