Education · Literature

Sheila Heti on Writing Outside of the Academy

From Page Turner: “SH: Well, if you’re working on a book, the book poses a bunch of questions. Maybe it’s (in the case of my second book, Ticknor) “What were the early birth control pioneers like?” or “What was Florence Nightingale all about?” Most of your curiosities don’t even make it into the book, but you… Continue reading Sheila Heti on Writing Outside of the Academy

Literature · Millennials · New York City · Writing

Sentence Level, thoughts during the editing process

I’m nearly done editing the first draft of a novel, and it’s a very engrossing process. I think I agree with Verlyn Klinkenborg that the most important task of a writer is to work at the level of the sentence. You can worry about plot and character and POV as much as you want but… Continue reading Sentence Level, thoughts during the editing process

Fiction · Literature · Writing

I Like Dave Eggers So Much and Want to Know Him Better

Mae retrieved the certificate from her bag, and Jon’s eyes lit up. “You brought it!” He clapped quickly, silently, and revealed a mouth of tiny teeth. “No one remembers the first time. You’re my new favorite.” “That’s very understandable. To spend time with your parents, believe me, I think that is very, very cool. I just… Continue reading I Like Dave Eggers So Much and Want to Know Him Better