twitter recap

For those of you who don’t follow me on twitter @ebszabo here’s what you missed last week. Hope you enjoy: "Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?' #CassandraClare #WritersBlock: There's no better cure than #BadLove. try it "Syllables govern the world" #JohnSelden What this means for #grammar is anyone’s guess, but it … Continue reading twitter recap

vehicle for change

Select a departure point and destination on a map, then put two people on a bus - chart their geographic progress as they navigate their relationship. How does being in a restricted space limit what they can say? How does the changing scenery propel them into the past? How are they changed by this journey? … Continue reading vehicle for change

the end

All stories must come to an end. Whether short story (up to approximately 7,500 words), or novel (approximately 60,000 words or more). For Animal Farm the end came at 29,966 words, for Madame Bovary 117,963 words, and for War and Peace 544,406 words (for more word counts go to PWxyz) Regardless of how many words it takes, don’t … Continue reading the end

twitter recap

For those of you who don't follow me @ebszabo on Twitter, here's what you missed: #RulesOnWriting #BreakTheRules be consistent and create your own #CreativeWriting #Innovation #WriteNow  #FreeConsult @MargaretAtwood “forces us to see in such sharp relief that we feel compelled to share her worries and thus to act on them.” #DrewFaust #Read to write & … Continue reading twitter recap

cry wolf

“Literature was not born the day when a boy crying "wolf, wolf" came running out of the Neanderthal valley with a big gray wolf at his heels; literature was born on the day when a boy came crying "wolf, wolf" and there was no wolf behind him.”  Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Literature Take us to the moment … Continue reading cry wolf