As writers, we talk a lot about our need to cultivate empathy, toward our subjects, our characters, our readers, our world. But what does that mean, exactly?
I could give you a long-winded definition, but instead, let’s just take a look at “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks: Continue reading “Cultivating Empathy”
Living in New York City, I come across famous people all the time and usually it’s no big deal. But every now and then I see someone that gives me a shiver of excitement. I once saw Julie Andrews in a dive bar, and Sam Shepard in a semi-elegant restaurant. It should have been the other way around, of course, but that’s what makes these two sightings memorable. Continue reading “True Craft”
This is always a tough one to answer because it can mean so many things.
It could mean that someone wants to write better stories/poems/scripts – in which case, we are bursting with classes to help. Depending on what kind of story you want to tell, any of our dozen or more Level I classes will fit the bill. Continue reading “I just want to write better. Which class should I take?”