MFA Nugget: Finding Your Creative Writing Voice(s)

MONTPELIER, VT: "In a creative writing project, voice is everything." So said Sue William Silverman at a lecture here at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing summer residency. Sue, an accomplished memoirist and longtime VCFA instructor, was joined in the lecture--titled "Containing Multitudes: Shifting Voices in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction"--by fellow VCFA …

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MFA Nugget: 10 Ways to Get Your Heart on the Page

"Less mind, more heart. That's what it comes down to." What do all of us writers long to hear from our readers, asked Robert Vivian in his lecture here at the Vermont College of Fine Arts' MFA in Writing summer residency? We want to hear that our prose or poetry has moved said readers. And …

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Creativity Tweets of the Week 4/6/12

Care to join me in an interactive, creative storytelling workshop? Make your way to D.C. on Wednesday, April 11th for "Telling Your Story Creatively: Principles and Whole-Brain Practices for Writing Compelling Blog Posts." It's the April event for the Capitol Creativity Network, and it should be a lot of fun! Now on to some of …

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AWP Nugget: Finding the RIGHT Voice(s)

AWP, CHICAGO: "As a beginning writer I was told to find my voice," as if it were something lost, Sue William Silverman said at a Friday AWP panel titled "Containing Multitudes: Shifting Voices in Fiction and Creative Nonfiction." "Was it under the bed?" Then Sue--author of the best-selling memoirs Because I Remember Terror, Father, I …

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