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You and Your Godlike Powers

image of FCPS ACE program "Writing a Short Story" students, February 2012

I had a little fit of insight the other night while in my short story class. We were sitting around discussing how our first drafts had turned out. It was the final class—thought of by some as The Dread Reckoning—when … Read more »

Don’t Kill Your Characters (reprise)

Image of Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab

(While I’m away, here’s something to think about before you knock off another protagonist.)  I mentioned some time ago that in my short story class I have very few rules. One of them is this: “No writing about serial killers.” … Read more »

The Latest in Writer’s-Block Remedies

Image of Mobdy-Dick in the water.

No sooner had I finished reading “Waiting for the Muse,” Ras’s entertaining piece on writers’ approaches to not writing, than I came across “A Cure for Writers Block,” by Laura Miller at Salon.com.  At the time, of course, I was surfing … Read more »