Navigating fiction: Dealing with fragments…

More and More It's Fragments That Read True… That essay looks at how we find fragmentation and how this condition of our weorld leads us to recognize the fragment as an element of our art. One way to deal with fragments is to focus on a single shard and show how it has been torn … Continue reading Navigating fiction: Dealing with fragments…

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Writing Embodiment, When the point is not escape…

We all know what fiction is. What it's for. Fiction is a story with an arc. We start here and bad shit happens and we end up there. Either the hero triumphs and it's a comedy or a drama, or the hero fails and its either comedy or tragedy. We want a novel to draw … Continue reading Writing Embodiment, When the point is not escape…

Write without disappointment

I've written about the role of disappointment in my own life and the way understanding this was the key to breaking free of anxiety. In a recent conversation on writing I was brought to the point of considering how an attitude with or without disappointment as a background condition would affect whether one's writing opened … Continue reading Write without disappointment

“Fishing in the swamp”

This post, at The Living Notebook gave me the title and the impetus to write on this subject here. The line comes from Hemingway and TLN – I'm sorry, but the blog appears to be anonymous and I don't have the writer's name… – uses it to weave a connection between two approaches to writing. … Continue reading “Fishing in the swamp”

A few thoughts on plot…

It's dawned on me that along with providing me with a space to feature my writing this can be a place to put my writing about writing! This will be the first such post. In a recent online conversation with colleagues in England and Ireland, I found myself saying something about our expectations that our … Continue reading A few thoughts on plot…