Fiction · Literature · Writing

I Can Only Confirm That I Wrote This Story (But Not Which Parts Are True)

Most of you who follow this blog probably don’t know that wine and food journalism is only part of my overall writing repertoire. Fiction, as well, is a large part of my life, and it’s actually because of my desire to learn fiction writing that I fell into this whole wine thing: I was writing a novel,… Continue reading I Can Only Confirm That I Wrote This Story (But Not Which Parts Are True)

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