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Review: To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not too shabby for a novel that was pieced together using fragments of short-stories. 188 more words


Thinking about dialogue

On Friday evening, my wife suggested the children pick out a movie to watch before bed. We could have a little family time, eat some popcorn and hang out. 1,054 more words

Novel Writing

Convince your reader to take a leap of faith (instead of a flying leap)

By Ned Hickson

Writing must ring true with readers for them to become emotionally invested. This is particularly important when it comes to fiction, where you are often asking readers to suspend their disbelief and buy into something — such as an eccentric character, over-the-top situation or random reference to the new… 1,296 more words

Miscellaneous News

An Interview with Judy Chicurel

Judy Chicurel’s writing has appeared The New York Times, Newsday and Granta, and her plays have been performed in NYC theaters and at festivals, including the NYC International Fringe Festival, New Perspectives Theatre, and Metropolitan Playhouse. 1,386 more words

Writers On Writing

An Interview with Kerry Howley

Kerry Howley’s essays, reviews, and reportage have appeared in Harper’sThe New York Times MagazineSlateThe AtlanticThe Wall Street Journal… 928 more words

Writers On Writing

How to Attribute and Describe Dialogue

Here is my claim for the most difficult thing to do in writing: attribute and describe dialogue. The problem of who said what can seem impossible to solve. 1,144 more words

Creative Writing Prompts

Adverse Adverbs

Lately I’ve been exploring the subject of what I watch most closely in my own writing, purely because of the frequency it sneaks in without my noticing. 234 more words

Meg's Musings