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The Art of the Final Sentence | The Millions
Unlike almost all other elements of fiction, the final lines do not participate in the project of keeping a reader reading. 45 more words

On Cultural Trespassing, or Writing What You Only Sort of Know

Two weeks ago, I was near Palm Springs, Calif., covering a wheelchair tennis tournament as part of a bigger story that will be published, in a publication to be announced, later this year. 546 more words

The Art of the Chapter at The Millions

Ever edited a large work and wondered how to organize the chapters? This piece by Jonathan Russell Clark in The Millions gives some great insight. The way we authors set up our chapters and sections of our books makes the reading a lot easier for everyone who isn’t us and hasn’t spent time with the story for years. 40 more words

The Art of the Chapter | The Millions
You want to know how weird and deep my rabbit hole goes? I’ve developed what I’ll call an eccentricity about chapters.  16 more words

Broken Beauty (and a Blogiversary)

A little fuzzy, a bit off kilter.

I chose the picture for its timing, not its content: I took it almost exactly three years ago, in the backyard of the… 1,094 more words

Love And Loss

The David Foster Wallace Reader | The Millions
The argument here is going to be that David Foster Wallace not only wrote about literature, lobsters, cruises, Roger Federer, grammar and John McCain, but he also  60 more words