About Fiction

Katie Cortese on Writing

Mar 11, 2015

Interview by Kelcey Parker

Not everyone will care if you persist, so it’s up to you to provide the momentum.

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The Craft of Flash Novella Writing

Feb 23, 2015

Essay by Meg Pokrass

The novella-in-flash, divided into tiny bits of action, mirrors life this way.

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No Matter What It Takes

Nov 05, 2014

Essay by Terry Persun

These days, I let characters show up on their own, talk for a while, then leave.

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The Novel as Family Therapy

May 19, 2014

Theme Essay by Wendy Glaas

Compared to these families, maybe my own isn’t so badly off, after all.

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Wish I Could Quit You

Jan 08, 2014

Essay by Steve Adams

For days, weeks, even months, you slog onward as if hacking through switchgrass with a machete.

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From Mount Olympus to Mount Sinai

Dec 18, 2013

Theme Essay by Richard Zimler

The mystic's flexible and poetic approach to spirituality is precisely what we need in our era of religious intolerance and conflict.

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"MaddAddam" and the Trouble with Sequels

Dec 16, 2013

Book Review by Karen J. Ohlson

I imagined Atwood as a magician who had allowed herself to be handcuffed and locked in a box, just to show how easily she could break free.

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Can a Buddhist Revise a Sexy Novel?

Dec 02, 2013

Theme Essay by Judith Walcutt

Now I can’t decide if the story is worth rewriting, rethinking, or tossing into the burn barrel.

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J. Robert Lennon: “Literary Fiction Is a Genre, Too”

May 01, 2013

TW Interview by Lorraine Berry

The nice thing about literary fiction is that it can be anything it wants.

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Is Fiction Empathy's Best Hope?

Feb 01, 2013

Feature by Ron MacLean

Narrative expands our view of the real people in our lives.

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