Sunday, July 23, 2006

more Tin House

Jim Shepard:

Write for the best reader you have ever had...What is the problem that is hard to face? Interrogate the dangerous aspects of the story...Pay attention to the rate of revelation. Keep continually building on points you have made instead of explaining again what you have already explained, shown...The emotional adgenda must dominate the structure of the story. This is the organizing principle...The heart of your story is why poeple are reading it. Do not keep it a secret. Start with it. Go back to it.


Elissa Schappell:
Write the story that only you can write. Write to save the life of someone like yourself.

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2 Comments:

At 6:30 PM, Blogger chella said...

linera,
thanks for visiting "gravity & light" & linking it to your blog. i reciprocated in kind. btw, i enjoy your reflections on tin house & the links to those of other tin housers.

be well, chella

 
At 10:06 AM, Anonymous jp c said...

Linera-thanks for posting this!

 

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