On Writing

juliawang on April 20th, 2011

Rather than wrapping up my thesis, today I snuggled into the loveseat and read a mystery cozy.  I devoured it; that is to say, I read it very fast.  And you know what, it made me feel productive and rather relaxed.  So, to that nagging voice that wails, “Bad writing!  Not literary!”  I say, “Actually, […]

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juliawang on April 4th, 2011

I’ve always been a terribly fond fan of Kurt Vonnegut.  I read him as a tween, and now as an adult (who sometimes feels like a teen) I still find the same pleasures in entering his worlds.  Today I found the following video of him talking about story shape.  It’s the first time I’ve seen […]

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juliawang on March 31st, 2011

“…people only engage in struggle in order to attain harmony… Struggle is stirring because it is powerful and garden and yet at the same time bitterly distressing. Those who struggle have lost their harmony and are in search of a new harmony. Struggle for the sake of struggle lacks resonance and, when transformed intro writing, […]

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