By Susan Sader, Student Contributor In my years as a writer, I've noticed a few major issues that get overlooked, often masked by publishing contracts or a title on a TV screen. These Fatal Flaws are fatal not only to your character, but to your plot, prose, and readers' interest.
By Teresa Rudd, Parent Contributor I guess you could say that I wandered aimlessly in the wilderness of creative writing for forty years before encountering for the first time the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum.
By Eve Fitzsimmons, Student Contributor Once upon a time, there was a girl. This girl was quiet, shy, super introverted, and really liked corners. Drawing attention to herself was off limits. She prayed that people would just smile and keep walking.
By Lydia Davis, Student Contributor The act of creation attracts a surprising variety of fears. Part of this is because creativity refuses to be predictable. No matter how thoroughly you plot a novel, there’s inevitably some aspect that catches you off guard. Writing can be unknowable and unexpected. Sometimes, that’s what makes it exciting . . . but not all the time.
By Linnea Hagler, Guest Contributor I will never say I hate a book (ever). Here’s why.