The excellent website/blog for writers, Writer Unboxed, is not a recent discovery, but Lisa Cron is. Lisa is the author of WIRED FOR STORY: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence. Lisa has just joined the Writer Unboxed team. In today's WU post, Why Are We Wired for Story?, Lisa … Continue reading Monday Discovery: Lisa Cron on Writing and Brain Science
Worthy Words: Emotion and Writing
There is a stasis, an equilibrium that our bodies and minds need to maintain their function, but as writers we fight against balance, we encourage any emotions that are on the edge. We embrace and harness our emotions and write about them. —Suzie Gallagher in "Why You Need to Harness Your Sorrow to Write Well," The Write … Continue reading Worthy Words: Emotion and Writing
Count No-Count, Mr. Bill, Pappy . . .
Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of William Faulkner's death on July 6, 1962. So why, you may ask, would I write about an author who's been dead for fifty years? Here's why: I grew up thirty miles from Oxford, Mississippi, practically in Mr. Faulkner's shadow. I vaguely remember the hoopla when Intruder in the Dust … Continue reading Count No-Count, Mr. Bill, Pappy . . .