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Jane Brox’s latest novel explores the effect of silence in prison and monastic lives to draw conclusions about its effects. “Remarkable both in its evocative research and its lyricism,” WTP prose editor DeWitt Henry reviews.
By Tamsin de la Harpe 1. Sentence Fragments. Look, fiction writers use sentence fragments. Most of you should know this by now, because you read books and if they’re halfway decent books you’ll see sentence fragments. Like this. Assuming, however, that your high school English teacher broke this habit out of you, along with the …
As the fiction editor for Eclectica Magazine, it’s been both a privilege and pleasure to read story submissions. Finding the handful of pieces that take my breath away is what it’s all about. The good ones shine through, those that are brilliant positively sparkle. That said, it’s too bad that so many stories that come my …
“Character is what interests me most. I fell in love with the characters in my novels.” Interview with Mike Stone of https://uncollectedworks.wordpress.com See his work in The Woven Tale Press Vol. III #11 Tell us about your writing process. (Do you outline, revise extensively, use pen and paper, stickies, etc.) The answer depends on the kind of …
You think you know your main character so well. You know where she came from, where he went to school, the name of her chosen dagger, and why he never goes to bed before three in the morning. But if you think you know everything there is to know about your character, think again. To …
What is that phrase you read that bugs you? It’s not cliché (like all that and a bag of chips), but yet, because it appears in almost every single book you read, it is cliché. My phrase: Everything went black. (Here’s a little something fun–the origin of the phrase “everything went black” and other clichés…) …
On jerks: this month’s shoptalk features a collection of examples of characters forced to reevaluate their ostracizing behavior.
Maryanne O’Hara’s affecting memoir tells the story of her adult child’s death and her reflective grief in aftermath.