Roxane Gay. Books Ayiti(Artistically Declined Press, October 2011) Anthologies Best Sex Writing 2012The Careless Language of Sexual Violence DOGZPLOT Flash Fiction Anthology 2010What Long Legs Mean DOGZPLOT Flash Fiction Anthology 2009 Simulacrum Best American Erotica 2004(Touchstone) A Cool Dry Place Short Fiction Print BitchOn Stereotypes: Carrying the Burden of Being Strong Ninth LetterTo Scratch, Grope, or Claw Clumsily or Frantically KugelmassThe Art of the Rejection of Rejection Artifice ContrapassoNominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize Thunderclap The Why of Everything, Everything, Everything Selected Short Fiction Online Essays, Reviews and Interviews In addition to my contributions at HTMLGIANT: Future Tense Best American Mystery Stories 2014 — I Will Follow YouA Public Space — Noble Things Miscellany.
Generators by fred fred. Periodic Table of Storytelling. Characters Make Talky-Talky: How To Write Dialogue That Doesn’t Suck Moist Open Ass. Said it before, and I’ll say it again: your story adds up to characters do shit and characters say shit.
At it’s core, that’s every tale — somebody does something, and that somebody probably talks about it, and hopefully it’s not totally fucking boring. Right? Right. Well, it’s time to talk about the talking. (“Talk about the talking?” For me, dialogue is easy to write, but difficult to get right. What I mean is, my characters will yammer and blather and chat and whine and argue and opine and emote and all that garbage, and they’ll do it willingly, without circus peanuts or a paycheck or even a rare word of encouragement. The challenge comes when trying to make the dialogue count, in trying to make it work. I continue to be obsessed, you see, with this notion of double duty. Ah! It stacks shit on top of itself.
"Use Self-Imposed Constraints to Write": How to Challenge Your Noveling. "The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees oneself of the chains that shackle the spirit… the arbitrariness of the constraint only serves to obtain precision of execution.
"— Igor Stravinsky It may seem counterintuitive but for someone like me who suffers from choice paralysis and noveling ADD, applying constraints to my writing is often the only way to get from A to Z without losing my momentum and/or my mind. The freedom from choice is what helps me focus my creative energy in a more productive way! My first NaNoWriMo was in 2006, a couple months after I was hired as the NaNoWriMo Managing Editor. Before this discovery, most of my writing was surreal short form and was nearly always based on my dreams. This is where Oulipo and its constrained writing techniques came in to save my first NaNo. I chose to write a novel using the following three constraints: It worked! — Tavia Photo by Flickr user amanda farah. The Office of Letters and Light Blog. Though we’ve retired Script Frenzy, we love our Frenziers so much that we’re hoping they’ll join us at Camp NaNoWriMo.
We’ve rolled out the red carpet to the Script Cabins, including weekly guides for all you new scriptwriters hoping for some of that classic Script Frenzy wisdom: So you’re going to write a screenplay. Awesome! You may be nervous, but don’t worry: you’re not alone. Screenwriting can feel like a mysterious art, but if you’ve ever told a story, you already have the basic knowledge needed to write a script. Start Reading Movies. Camp NaNoWriMo.
B-Rhymes - The Rhyme and Slant Rhyme Dictionary. WriteWorld. Raise another army and outlaw peace. Character Development. PopChartLab_Superpowers_FinalFinal-Large.jpg (JPEG Image, 1308 × 1734 pixels) Ink - Quotes about writing by writers presented by The Fontayne Group. Writing "I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.
" Henry David Thoreau "Writing is an adventure. " Winston Churchill "Know something, sugar? Stories only happen to people who can tell them. " Allan Gurganus "... only he is an emancipated thinker who is not afraid to write foolish things. " Anton Chekhov "A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightening.
" "Whether or not you write well, write bravely. " "The first rule, indeed by itself virtually a sufficient condition for good style, is to have something to say. " Sheet-for-Emotions.jpg (JPEG Image, 1700 × 2200 pixels) The World Without Us - Alan Weisman. Rhetological Fallacies. Poetry For You: Shine. Mayer-Bernadette_Experiments.