Creative nonfiction is the latest old,
but new genre in literature. Narrative nonfiction is in more
demand now because of it entertaining and educational value. Laurie Abkemeier
explains it this way, “There are many forms of entertainment vying for our
There are many things my
parents have passed down to me and every member of the family from recipes to a
corny sense of humor. One thing that I am reminded of today is the love of
language, words. My dad loved to look up words. He had a dictionary that he a...
I must confess that I have a favorite author, Anita Diamant . She is mysterious, layered, and truthful. She is an intriguing storyteller, who shares and invites us along on the journey of discovery of a story, characters, places, and even ourselves. In her...
Creative nonfiction is the latest old, but
new genre in literature. Narrative nonfiction is in more demand
now because of it entertaining and educational value. Laurie Abkemeier explains
it this way, “There are many forms of entertainment vying for our att...
'Tis too early and too
cold to write, but the fire within stokes the brain for thought. Dare, I touch pen to
paper and spill forth what is in the mind? No, better to get a
cup of coffee first and ponder before marking the paper. PFARR 2015
Happy to see the pheasants back today ! Of course Tuff barked at them. Hope they will return.
by NEIL CONNELLY Link: http://fictionwritersreview.com/essay
Back in the 90’s, I was teaching a multi-genre creative writing class at Cape Fear Community College, a name I am not making up. There were almost thirty students, with a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and abilities. At the time, inexperienced, I was still letting folks workshop whatever they wanted, without any restraints on content or pre-screening by me. I was more giddy cheerleader than true teacher, with vague hopes of leaping onto my desk, Robin-Williams like, and inspiring bemusement and admiration from my young students. All this led to some unusual situations, like the young man who plagiarized […]
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What are the words to define who I am? Artiste, caregiver, colleague, confidante, encourager, friend, and writer of poetry to list a few. The sum total of a person’s character is more of a mosaic of many pieces. Birth, growth and development, experiences, environment, society, culture, and death. Memoir, a life’s story of a person’s existence.Peggy Farr, 54, female, caregiver, sister, aunt, cousin, and great aunt these are the most precious descriptions on the mosaic of my existence.
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