MFA Nugget: Richard Russo on Winning the Pulitzer and the Writing Life

MONTPELIER, VT: If you were a writer, what would be the first question you would ask a Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist? I'm having a hard time narrowing my list down to that one question, but Vermont College of Fine Arts President Tom Greene chose to open a public discussion here at our MFA in Writing residency with …

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Making Use of White Space

Do you think of "white space" as a topic important only to visual artists? One lesson I took from an all-day Poynter seminar, "Write Your Heart Out, Washington," was that white space matters to every writer. White space, quite simply, is the part of the page without text. Writers aren't taught to view their prose …

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

While away at my MFA residency I'm highlighting posts from early in this blog's life, posts not seen by most current readers of the Artist's Road blog. Are you ever asked "Where do you get your ideas?" It's a difficult question for most creatives to answer. In the October post below I described how Pulitzer-prize …

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