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Genre Audience

The genre with which a piece is labeled — literary fiction, fantasy/science fiction, speculative fiction, romance, mystery — does a lot more than try to describe what kind of structure of setting the piece uses. I’ve written before about my … Continue reading

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Probably the number one tip that writers give other writers to improve their writing is to read. “Three Rules for Literary Success: 1. Read a lot. 2. Write a lot. 3. Read a lot more, write a lot more.” –Robert … Continue reading

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A week ago, as I struggled with conceiving my TV show pilot for class, I thought I just couldn’t write well enough to pull it off. Then, after I had finished it, I thought my writing was the shit. Now … Continue reading

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Narrative Positioning

I was going to do part 2 of world building today, but I got sidetracked — and I want to do more than a half-assed job of it. Rather than go a Friday without an update, though, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Open to Change

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in the Creative Writing program at UBC (there isn’t; I’ve learned a lot of things) it’s to be open to change. A lot of times in the past (ha! like I don’t still … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams famously said, “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sounds they make as they go by.” Well, Douglas Adams managed to get away with that. For those of us in school, there’s not quite as much leeway. However, … Continue reading

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Thinking on Paper

I’m in the midst of writing a paper on theories of myth for school. The topic I chose is ridiculously ambitious and more than any reasonable student would have opted to do. But I’m crazy, so, y’know. There’s a huge … Continue reading

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Our Rights

I just read a play for a workshop that dealt with LGBTQ issues, and the utter frustration of it all. The author made a note for us workshoppers that it was intended for an American audience, and noted the importance … Continue reading

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Editing and the Workshop

A workshop is a room or building which provides both the area and tools (or machinery) that may be required for the manufacture or repair of manufactured goods. (from Wikipedia) The Creative Writing program at UBC is primarily a workshop-based … Continue reading

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