By Lauryn Trimmer, Student Contributor Maybe you’re two-thirds of the way through your novel… and you hate it. Or you’re almost finished with the rough draft, but it feels like everyone else wrote a better story than yours. You wish…
By Meredith Lundell, Student Contributor Did you know that “family saga” is a genre of literature? I didn’t until last month when a research project sent me into the world of literary agents. When I saw “family saga” listed among the genres a particular agent was interested in, it was the quintessential “light bulb” moment for me.
By Collin Suttle, Student Contributor Have I been grateful for writing enough? Not for the things I write, but for the gifts that writing gives me even before I open a notebook? The answer is, of course, “Not at all.” So, in the interest of mindfulness, the cultivation of a thankful spirit, and list-making, here is my Top Five Gifts That Writing Gives Me, with some significant help from Anne Lamott and Bird By Bird.
By Lydia DeGisi, Student Contributor When I was probably around eleven years old, I read a nonfiction book called Plot by a woman named Ansen Dibell. It was published in 1988, is considered a writing craft cornerstone by no one, and is criticized on Amazon for covering little original ground. I loved it, reading and rereading Plot in the same manner I read novels.
By Daniel Schwabauer You’re four chapters into a novel—a project that recently excited you with its promise of fascinating characters and unexpected plot twists—when you realize your book isn't going to work.