The Musicality of Prose

Just as the notes should match the mood of the music, the length of the sentences, the words  chosen, the sound of the words themselves are all important elements in writing convincing emotion-evoking prose. You know it when you read it, especially if you’re a writer. They are the passages you walk away from thinking … [Read more…]

We Writers are Not Alone: A talk by Terry Tempest Williams

Now, Williams wasn’t up there reading a list. She sprinkled her wisdom amongst well-crafted anecdotes that made me laugh and made tears roll down my cheeks. She is, after all, a gifted story teller. But as I sat among hundreds of fellow writers, we who agonize in immeasurable time for the one perfect word to … [Read more…]