Content Tagged ‘Alice LaPlante’

‘Ron Carlson Writes a Story’

August 1, 2010 | 7 Comments

Make a scene

February 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

The big shocker this winter: making scenes is hard. At least it’s a lot more work to give readers an experience than to pound out summary. The payoff’s obvious—the reader gets to immerse in another life—and scenes may even help me cut swaths of fat exposition from my memoir. All this is clarifying, and my writing feels more like conscious craft these days. Always in this latest revision, I’m trying to bring more showing to the foreground and less recapping. …

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