Author: Kat

Dialogue versus conversation | The difference between good fiction and bad?

I’ve yet to watch Justified, the modern day western tv show that this article claims has the best dialogue in anything currently being produced, but the article brought up an interesting point: when you are writing dialogue between your characters, the execution is key. If done poorly, it could break your whole story! So how can you

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Getting Into Print by Jack London | Author Writing Advice

Rebecca Onion of Slate.com wrote an article about Jack London’s Getting Into Print, which he deems a “brief narrative of experience” to authors trying to get their writings published. Contained in Onion’s article are scanned pages from London’s dissertation. Here are only a few of the pieces of advice that he gives: “Don’t quit your job” “A good

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Read as Yourself: Ben Marcus on New American Fiction and the Art of the Anthology

Originally posted on Flavorwire:
Later this month, Vintage Contemporaries will publish New American Stories, a richly variegated anthology of American short stories edited by Ben Marcus. The collection, which Marcus put together more as a playlist or mixtape than a “museum piece,” is a stirring arrangement that presents a strong case for the American short…