QUICK FACTS Birth/Death: August 2, 1920 – June 5, 2012 (Aged 91) Career: American fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction author Most Famous Works: Farenheit 451 (1953), The Martian Chronicles (1950), The Illustrated Man (1951) Awards & Honors: Academy of Arts and Letters (1954), Daytime Emmy Award (1994), National Medal of Arts (2004), Pulitzer Prize (2007) In a… Read More ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ray Bradbury
Kurt Vonnegut – Story Shapes This is a great talk by Kurt Vonnegut discussing how stories can be plotted out on a graph according to changes in a character’s fortune over the course of the tale. I find it interesting to visualize the plot shapes of my favorite books.
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1 “I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson 2 “We don’t need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou…
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Hey there, lovelies! I know it’s been awhile since I posted. I’ve spent the last few months buried under deadlines and finishing up coursework–so far this year I’ve gone to grad school, and written and edited THREE books, all coming out next year–and getting ready to head back…
John Updike Author Study Guide, The National Book Foundation. John Updike discusses the inspiration and thought behind his books, including Rabbit, Run and the following books starring Harry Angstrom.
Franzen recalls St. Louis years on visit home Article on Jonathan Franzen, one of my favorite authors who actually attended the same high-school as myself back in the day, recalling growing up in St. Louis.
Let’s talk about writing. I am devoting my summer to discovering myself as a writer. I am going to use this blog as a means to communicate what I learn along my writing journey. I want to share my inspiration, difficulties, progress, and discoveries with fellow writers, and I hope that you will share some… Read More Writerly Talk