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What makes bad writing bad?

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , |

The biggest mistake most writers make is thinking they have nothing left to learn Source: What makes bad writing bad?

How Do You Read? – The Pleasure Of The Slow Read

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Diversity, Reading, Reading Challenge, Teaching, What I'm reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

by C.T. D'Alessandro I'm a slow reader. Not slow as in I-read-100-words-a-minute slow. I'm actually a terrifyingly fast when looked at in terms of word count (a consequence of a speed-reading class I took in 8th grade). When I say I'm a slow reader, what I mean is that I actually sit with a book for [...]

» 12 Things I Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2014-15 (or, Extremely Long Titles That Are Complete Sentences Are Still Very Much a Thing)

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: Publishing, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

At the end of an unlit dead-end corridor in the basement of Calhoun Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus stands an unmarked door. Behind it are hundreds of literary magazines, journals,… Source: » 12 Things I Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2014-15 (or, Extremely Long Titles That Are Complete Sentences [...]

Close Reading – The Atlantic

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Reading, Teaching, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning to write by learning to read Source: Close Reading - The Atlantic

P&P Workout, the Suffering of English Majors, and The Vegetarian FTW — So Many Books

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: Writing|

I saw this on Facebook today and laughed hard: The Pride and Prejudice Workout. It’s like a drinking game only exercise. Watch P&P a lot and you could get pretty fit! An article in my local newspaper yesterday left me scratching my head. Do English Majors Suffer More Than Most?. This is asked by a […] via [...]

The Fruit of My Woman | Han Kang | Granta Magazine

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

‘It was late May when I first saw the bruises on my wife's body’ Han Kang’s ‘The Fruit of My Woman’, translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith Source: The Fruit of My Woman | Han Kang | Granta Magazine

What’s All This About An Author’s Platform?

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Publishing, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by C.T. D'Alessandro Okay, I'm going to get make an obvious observation. I don't know what I'm doing here. I mean, I know what I'd like to do. When I started this blog, I had this vision of filling it with my interests, all of which would feed into my writing, until which time I actually [...]

The Unbearable Weight Of Staying – (the end of the relationship) | warsan shire

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Poetry, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |

https://warsanshire.bandcamp.com/track/the-unbearable-weight-of-staying-the-end-of-the-relationship

Pyre | Amitava Kumar | Granta Magazine

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Creative, Diversity, Reading, Writing|Tags: , , , , |

‘In more ways than one, the rituals of death had reminded me that I was an outsider.’ Amitava Kumar returns to India for his mother’s funeral. Source: Pyre | Amitava Kumar | Granta Magazine

Is There an Ethics Code for Storytelling?: The Phenomenon of Humans of New York

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Diversity, Writing|

Source: Is There an Ethics Code for Storytelling?: The Phenomenon of Humans of New York

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