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Category: The Art of the Craft
These posts are designed to pass along lessons in writing and editing to the next generation as well as be a source of inspiration when writers have hit the wall.
Two Factors that Move Me as a Writer
Since its onset thousands of years ago, writing has served as one of the greatest—if not the greatest—form of communication the human race has had at its disposal. But what sets this form of communication apart from the rest?
The Power of Story
The entire Narnia series took my breath away and opened my eyes to a world that existed only in my imagination. But C.S. Lewis didn’t just show me a new world—he told me a powerful story. One that moves me to this day.
Finding the Perfect Words
Five words or less could be the most memorable sentence of your story. Here’s how some masters of the craft have harnessed the power of a well-placed word.
Empathy and Emotion in Poetry
If novels are the 365 days of the year, including Christmas, then poems are the presents opened Christmas morning.
Writing and Knowing People
“What’s in your secret heart?” a professor recently wrote on my creative nonfiction homework. At first I laughed. “Secret heart”? Please. But then I thought about what it meant for the piece.