Tag Archives: Madison Smartt Bell

"Workshop" to "Writing Group"


I love what Peter Turchi has to say about workshop here. This and Madison Smartt Bell’s introduction to Narrative Design have really informed my thinking about how I teach workshops. When I’m teaching a workshop in which students are sharing … Continue reading

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You need visual (and aural and tactile) aids


When I was young, I obsessed about craft as a writer and teacher, because I thought craft alone could save me and save my students. I learned (and then taught) the methods of characterization, effective use of dialogue, how to … Continue reading

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