Archive for May, 2010

The Parts of Fiction, in Less than 160 Characters

The age of hyperfast communication often forces me to be brief. So does the volume of e-mails, texts, and to-dos that make for a quick daily rhythm here at Threepenny HQ. So last night, I shouldn’t have been surprised that between rounding up mi pareja for Grey’s Anatomy, hurrying to get out of sweat-soaked workout clothes, microwaving a late dinner,…

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Write Pathetically

At the conference, writers attended a two-minutes, two-pages workshop in which we read our first two pages aloud to a panel of agents. The agents listened as though they were reading the pages on submission, and would say, “Stop,” whenever they would normally have lost interest in the writing. Then they explained why. The number-one reason agents lost interest in…

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