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More Information. Shipping Terms: Orders usually ship within 1 business days. He spoke about his own creative process using meditation, answered questions, and then lead participants through a guided meditation and writing exercise. Brian graduated from Georgetown University with a B. Playwright Tanyss Rhea Martula took a sometimes-playful look at what brought her to playwriting and what she found there.
A play, Tanyss suggested, does not truly happen until it is off the page: it must eventually happen communally and in the moment. She has worked as an actor, producer, arts advocate and playwright, and is currently exploring solo performance. Quitting Your Day Job? Writing and publishing books during hard times. Their conversation — with each other and the audience — addressed the challenges of making a literary career in the changing environment of the publishing industry.
December 2, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Madeleine Blais gave practical tips about writing personal narrative in an impersonal world, and then shape the rest of the presentation as a conversation based on the concerns of audience members as they grapple with the challenges of writing memoir. November 3, Sequencing is vital to any work of narrative prose, but what happens when we allow the order of things to get out of hand-on purpose?
This craft talk and workshop with author Jedediah Berry explored writing techniques designed to get our ideas onto the page, loosen up our writing practice, and allow us to surprise ourselves. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages, and his stories have appeared in journals and anthologies including Best New American Voices and Best American Fantasy.
Does the writer of fantasy bring different skills to the effort, or merely different priorities? Robert V. He provided both esthetic and practical suggestions for writers interested in fantasy, and will discuss the unstable border between fantasy and mainstream writing. Redick has fantasy short stories appearing in various forthcoming anthologies, and is a regular panelist at science fiction and fantasy conventions on both sides of the Atlantic. Redick has also worked in the international development field, most recently as an editor with Oxfam America. Writing Novels — Five Journeys.
April 29, Roger King looked back over five novels, to see how they got to be the way they are. Starting from brief readings from each book, Roger discussed the original impulse, and seek to discover how this led to the final nature of the book including decisions about voice, form and content, and how the books relate to each other.
The first two novels are mainly set in West Africa, the third, in Pakistan and Polynesia, the fourth in Zanzibar, London and Vermont, and the new novel, Love and Fatigue in America, is set entirely in the United States. The books vary widely in point of view and writing style and the choices made include decisions about writing close to experience or far from it, points of view, dealing with time, and breaking the rules — the pros and cons of conventional and experimental forms.
He has worked widely in Asia and Africa, mainly addressing rural poverty for UN agencies, and has held university posts in Nigeria, England and the US, in both international development and creative writing.
For the last twenty years he has suffered from ME disease, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, and this forms part of the background to his newly published autobiographical novel, Love and Fatigue in America. Creating Memorable Characters. April 7, Our favorite stories let us step fully into characters and experience their world as we keep turning the pages.
But as writers, getting our characters down on the page with the same intensity can be daunting. Jacqueline offered tips for things that help amplify and deepen a character and a few things that are guaranteed not to help. Jacqueline Sheehan , Ph. She is also a practicing psychologist. She has published travel articles, short stories, and numerous essays and radio pieces. In , she was the editor of the anthology Women Writing in Prison. Her 4th novel, Picture This, will be published in May, Is it better to write what you know, to make things up, or some combination of the two? Dori Ostermiller talked about the sometimes tenuous line between memoir and fiction, and the choices and challenges she encountered in writing a semi-autobiographical novel.
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February 18, This particular market is wide-open at this point in time. Some writers of adult fiction have switched to the YA market, finding it easier to sell as well as having better publicity for their work. The lines which used to separate books for YA from books for adults have blurred over the years, although there are still some particular characteristics to keep in mind when writing for this audience. She has been writing for forty-three years, has spoken at many schools and writing events, and lives in Williamsburg with her family in an owner-built house. She has written around 50 books, including picture books for the very young, historical picture books for the Middle Grades, Middle Grade novels, and narrative poetry as well as fiction for YA readers.
January 8, How do artists use creativity in their lives — in their unconventional lifestyles, in their marriages, in maintaining their emotional health? What can creativity change, and what are the limits beyond which creativity is powerless? Sunday, November 13, They shared poems in which chance had played a role, and talked about ways to introduce the unexpected into poems.
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