From John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction. Write a passage describing a building, a landscape, or an object, but imagine that you’re writing from a particular point of view. Try to evoke the feelings of the narrator without mentioning them. Here are two examples.
I got a fun email from my niece today. She’s helping out a friend whose seventh-grade daughter is an aspiring novelist. The email was addressed to me (self-published author) and my sister (actually published-published author) and included a short interview. I include it here with my answers.
This was my third time attending the Writer’s Conference at CSCC, the tenth in the series.
It seems no matter how many times you read it, you’ll always find another mistake. Or many.
This post is from the Kindle Support Forum, dated September 7, 2013. It’s reproduced here in its entirety with permission from the author.
This was my second time attending the conference. I’m sharing my compositions from the workshops I attended.