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Influence and the Fiction Writer

Reading over a few more samples of the latest exercise, I’m thinking a bit more about the ways in which the writers we’re reading this semester have influenced your work. If you’re worried about it — and I’m not — … Continue reading

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“The great pity of a person’s life…”

I’m interested in the ways in which both Denis Johnson and Richard Ford sometimes allow their plainspoken, relatively inarticulate narrators a kind of brief, transitory lyricism — or even wisdom — at crucial points in their stories. Here’s the narrator … Continue reading

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