Content Tagged ‘Richard Poirier’

Perils of persona

December 12, 2013 | 11 Comments

Balancing honesty and artifice

August 13, 2012 | 17 Comments

John Casey on that “low vaudeville cunning” necessary in writing. Once I asked for advice about my idea of adding a fourth act to my memoir. I’d seen how it would break up the long second act, give readers a fresh resting place. And the more I’d lived with the notion the more I’d liked it: adding an act also would emphasize a new phase in the story’s arc. My mentor at the time was really offended, however. The reason …

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