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I’ve always loved the Paris Review interviews with writers. In depth interviews asking writers about their writing lives. It’s a bit like In the Actors Studio… 815 more words


John Updike's Advice to a Young Writer

It is instructive, I think, to read what various writers think are important steps to take in becoming a writer. Often it is affirming of what you already know but you just need to hear from someone else who’s been there before you. 6 more words

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E. L. Doctorow, The Art of Fiction No. 94, Paris Review

In the belief it’s best to refer to one’s favorite writers for advice, I give you E. L. Doctorow and The Art of Fiction. This man has written scenes and moments I have never been able to forget, or wanted to. 7 more words

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The ‘practice’ of writing

Words by Jenni Curry, ACTWC Blogger in Residence

In one of my recent yoga classes, the teacher reminded us that we should not aim to have the most beautiful pose, or the perfect stance. 572 more words

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To be a writer a writer must write: Ernest Hemingway

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” – Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

For more in this series see To Be A Writer A Writer Must Write


Did you hear that whooshing sound?

It was the sound of a whole, entire year whizzing by. Is it really a year since I last posted? Apparently so. And I am still in the seventh circle of hell, with post-examination revisions to my dissertation still doing the rounds of the university. 159 more words

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Whither MFA? Redux

The writer’s conundrum rises again!  Should writers go for an MFA in Creative Writing?

I wrote about my own quandry a few months ago entitled, “Whither MFA?” –> 456 more words