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This is How You Do It: Stop Using the Word “Story”


You need to know this: I never forget my students. I forget their names, but never their faces, and I usually remember their stories. When my essay came out in The Millions, I read the comments with fascination and interest. … Continue reading

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It’s not a story. It’s a manuscript.


I know someone who took a Novel Workshop in college. This is how it went down. First, they studied the first sentences of a bunch of novels and wrote one of their own, then workshopped it. Then they studied first … Continue reading

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