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Unity of Opposites: A Storytelling Model

(Part 3 in an erratic series)

Structure is something many writers, especially short story writers, aren’t conscious of. If we are, most likely it’s in the form of the story curve – the classical approach to defining narrative structure – that’s been burned into our consciousness

For decades, the Fichtean curve almost exclusively defined the short story

April 24, 2015 | Ron MacLean

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Social Media for Book Marketing: One Myth and One Truth

The Myth: Social Media is Free

 

Last year at the 2014 Muse & the Marketplace, I sat at a table with the wonderfully talented Randy Susan Meyers (whose latest book, Accidents of Marriage, needs to go to the top of your To-Be-Read list right now)

April 23, 2015 | Crystal King

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Audio: The Feeling

Last month, I posted about that feeling you have when ideas aren't even ideas yet but you can sense their almost arrival. As the founding editor of an audio-only magazine (currently taking submissions, by the way), I thought I should put my money where my mouth is and record the audio of that piece

April 22, 2015 | Henriette Lazaridis

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Countdown to Muse 2015: Micro-Interview 9 (Roxana Robinson)

The Muse and the Marketplace kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the ninth in the series.


Micro-Interview with Roxana Robinson, author of Sparta

April 21, 2015 | Grub Daily

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Countdown to Muse 2015: Micro-Interview 8 (Sue Miller)


The Muse and the Marketplace
 kicks off on May 1st at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. In anticipation of the conference, we collected micro-interviews written by authors, agents and editors who will be attending the event. This is the eighth in the series.

 

Micro-Interview with Sue Miller, author of The Arsonist

April 20, 2015 | Grub Daily

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