Most stories fall into two categories: --Smart and well-written, but not entertaining --Entertaining, but not smart or well-written I’m not sure why this is, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I believe that the beach read and the great novel can be the same book. I believe that the blockbuster and the art-house film can be the same movie. I’m writing that story. Originally from Upstate New York, I live in Brooklyn, New York, where I work in development at a nonprofit organization that provides arts education for New York City public school students. I graduated with a degree in creative writing from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. During my time there, I studied literature at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded the Thomas E. Meehan Prize in Creative Writing. This site hosts my blog and showcases some of my fiction. My blog draws from popular and classic stories to take a common sense look at the art of writing.
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Do You Consciously Use Symbolism in Your Writing?
There’s a great article on Mental Floss about how famous novelists use symbolism in their work and whether or not it was intentional. Teaser: Kerouac says, “Come off it.” Source: Mental...2 weeks ago
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