When I was young, I had to choose between the life of being and the life of doing. And I leapt at the latter like a trout to a fly. 657 more words
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Nowadays, would-be writers are constantly bombarded with suggestions and rules—write what you know, go easy on the adverbs, don’t think up your title while drinking cheap Scotch—but despite this wealth of advice, authors and critics alike have been bafflingly silent on one vital question… 843 more words
Procrastination, thy name is Ryan Knight.
If you want to find the time to clean your house, organize your storage shed, do three loads of laundry, and cook a five-course meal just try to do something other than the items on this list. 523 more words
The short story, the ever neglected cousin of the novel, requires many of the same techniques used in the composition of novel; however, instead of relying on capturing an entire Shakespearean arch of rise-fall-rise or an archetypal Hero’s Journey, the short story can exist as a fragment of any life or story. 945 more words