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Imagination vs Observation

“It doesn’t really matter who said it, it’s so obviously true. Before you can write anything, you have to notice something.” — JOHN IRVING

“Write from what you know into what you don’t know.” — GRACE PALEY…

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Writing Advice

I'm Glad I Failed: How Rejection Letters Gave Me Freedom to Write Again

In college, I studied English. This probably made sense to all the people around me, as I’d spent most of every day in High School reading and writing. 1,415 more words


3 Writing Lessons from “Catch-22” and “Slaughterhouse-Five”

I’ve been meaning to read Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” and Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five” for their popularity and critical acclaim.  I finally read both recently—at the same time. 619 more words


Story Concept of the Day

This week in the Script Writing Clinic we will be developing story concepts into log lines. The story idea this week is:

Character:  A Professional Athlete… 25 more words

Story Development

May 15 - birthday of L. Frank Baum

Today is National Chocolate Chip Day, Police Officer’s Memorial Day, and the birthday of L. Frank Baum, Katherine Anne Porter, Paul Zindel, … 151 more words

May 11

Today is Eat What You Want Day, Twilight Zone Day, and the birthday of: Irving Berlin, Mari Sandoz, Stanley ElkinRose Auslander… 101 more words

Children are Crazy But They Know Their Stories

I babysit a lot, which means I get to meet a lot of kids. Since I love stories, one thing that generally comes out sooner or later is me telling them a story, either to be acted out as we go or to be listened to in bed. 277 more words