Posts Tagged ‘teaching writing’

On Becoming a Writer

How do we become fiction writers? What do we need to know? How do we learn writing it in the first place? Answers abound: schooling, reading, expert advice, books, conferences. However, the usual answers may be wrong or naively relied upon. And oddly, aspiring writers often avoid the best training.

Can School Teach You to Be a Writer?

Yes, if you love analyzing fiction from an academic perspective. Go ahead, get an MFA if you want to learn how to craft metaphors, subtle characterization and stupifyingly dense prose. Read More…