May 2013

World Building with Charles Yu


Event Date and Time:
May 18, 2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

WORLD BUILDING: A WORKSHOP WITH CHARLES YU

An Alternative Way of Thinking About Your Story

Improv for Writing with Wendy Goldman

IMPROV FOR WRITING

with PEN Center USA member Wendy Goldman 

GREETINGS FROM DALMATIA: EXERCISES IN IMAGINATION

Although it would be nice, I’m not writing this from Dalmatia. However, in many ways, I may as well be. Most of my manuscript takes place on or around islands on the Dalmatian coast. Ironically, I haven’t visited this part of the world in a decade, so I’m constantly trying to conjure up the landscape to help with writing the setting.

BOOKMARK THIS: Famous Books You Didn’t Know Were Censored

This week we have been examining banned and challenged pieces of literature that continue to face attempted censorship. Flavorwire compiled a list of famous books that most people would be surprised to find were censored. The article reads:

To Outline or Not To Outline

I tend to cringe at formulas, probably because I was never any good at math or chemistry. If I studied hard enough before a test, I might do okay. But in due time, I’d forget everything. So it stands to reason that when it comes to writing fiction, I tend to reject anything that smacks of formula on principle.