L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

Joe Fassler on Seven of the Most Common Writing Tips I once heard John Irving give a lecture on his process at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, an in-depth account of the way his novels come to be. He kicked it off by writing a single sentence on the chalkboard—the last line of Last Night in …

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by Bella Pope I’ll be the first to admit that there’s a serious problem with romantic relationships in literature nowadays. And worse, this issue seems to be overlooked by the large majority of writers — until it’s too late, that is. The problem: The unrealistic and unhealthy portrayal of romantic relationships. There. I said it. …

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