“If you can come up with some elaborate descriptive phrase or musical combination of words no one else could possibly come up with, congratulations. But that doesn’t mean you should use it.”
What can you learn about writing from the next gen of writers?
Used judiciously, a flashback will add richness and believability to your story.
Ruth Reichl’s memoirs read like narrative fiction. Now her first novel is on the way.
Enter now to win a copy of Dinty W. Moore’s new book “Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy.”
Mary Karr is the boss of memoir. But she operates without fear when it comes to self-expression. We noticed that in our interview and the media blitz around her new book “The Art of Memoir.”
Veteran’s Day honors members of the military who have served in times of war and peace. These stories honor their journeys.
For Tim O’Brien, the Vietnam War has remained a crucible in his fiction, but the power of imagination and memory, and ‘our elusive interior worlds,’ loom large too.
Poet Bruce Weigl talks about the trauma of war and the stories it produces.
She didn’t create the form, but Mary Karr has a lot to say about the art of telling your own story.