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Memoir Home Stretch

When I returned back to New York City after my Semester at Sea in May, 2014, I recognized that I wanted to tell a bigger story, more than simply a travelogue. 274 more words

Writing

Setting, Pacing & the Structure of Time/Place in Theatre: Abduction of the Chibok Women of Nigeria

Assignment #5 Write a scene about a moment of crisis, slowing and/or speeding up time for dramatic effect. If possible, have the location play a role in the crisis. 946 more words

Goodbye to the MFA Program, Not to Writing

Image: Kevin O’Mara

I am graduating in less than a month from my MFA program. I am awestruck that the two years are over. I’ve met so many lively characters and have been mentored in my writing. 675 more words

MFA

Blogs from Alumni of My Gotham Blog Writing Class

Here are some blogs launched by recent “graduates” of my Blog Writing classes at Gotham Writers Workshop. I’ll update as new classes progress!

Emily Anderson, … 32 more words

Writing

Recommended Writing Books

Here’s the list of writing books I mentioned at the meeting:

‘If You Want to Write’ by Brenda Ueland

I have a soft spot for this book because it was the first book on creative writing I ever read. 541 more words

General

There are details, and then there are Details

The discussion of the power of a single detail in episode 152 of The Journeyman Writer podcast reminds me of the consideration of Anton Chekov’s idea of the “telling detail” in the Gotham Writer’s Workshop book  235 more words

Appreciation

Blogosphere.

Blogging has been a trend since the late-1990’s. Back then, it was an online diary. If no one knew your URL, you didn’t have to worry about your younger sibling stealing your diary and reading it at the dinner table. 728 more words