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The Trauma of Trilogies

By Donna Gillespie When I first made the jump from short stories to a novel, I used to say that if the raw excitement of getting swept up in a short story could be compared to starting an affair, writing … Continue reading

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Outlines: Mapquest for novelists, or soul-killing, oxygen-sucking waste of time?

A friend of mine told me she was getting frustrated with her writing class and wasn’t sure she was going to stay with it. Students were told to outline the whole book before the instructor let them start, and he’d … Continue reading

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