Storystorm

Storystorm

The Law of Narrative Density

29 November 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

had meant to write a defense of the short story as a narrative entity, regaling you with tales of its history and importance. I would dazzle you, show the short...

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Storystorm

30 April 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

This is true. In the past forty-eight hours I have cried nine times. I cried when I dropped a yellow M&M on my blue shirt and it left a mark....

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Storystorm

26 March 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

This week's Storystorm is brought to you by Victoria Campbell Lately, I have been struggling. When I sit down to write, words don't come or, if they do, they never...

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Storystorm: Lovestorm Edition

12 February 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

For this week's Storystorm, I've been tasked with writing a Lovestorm. Initially I had big ideas for the feature—a list of love stories that I can't live without. But there...

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Storystorm

29 January 2014 on Blog, Storystorm

I've always had a sensitive stomach, one that ached after too much of anything: cookies, cake, soda, anxiety, love. Without fail I have ended up in the bathroom after most...

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Storystorm

04 December 2013 on Blog, Storystorm

I read a novel last week. Well, I read half of a novel. It was the first novel over two hundred pages that I’ve read in a while, my reading...

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Storystorm

13 November 2013 on Blog, Storystorm

I had a professor once who said that the second person rarely works as a narrative device. I think it's important to remember here that much of what professors, other...

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Storystorm: Scarystorm Edition

29 October 2013 on Blog, Storystorm

To celebrate Halloween, I've asked some writers I admire to pick their favorite scary essays, stories, poems, or songs. So sit back, give into that bag of candy corn, and...

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Storystorm

21 October 2013 on Blog, Storystorm

[Warning: this Storystorm contains a story spoiler. If you haven't read Alice Munro's “How I Met My Husband,” you can do so here. Then come right back, ok?] In the...

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Storystorm

07 October 2013 on Blog, Storystorm

I tend to avoid the first person when I write fiction. I get bogged down by questions like, “Why is this character telling this story?” and “Who is she telling...

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Storystorm

01 October 2013 on Blog, Storystorm

Here's a fact: I can't write an ending to save my life. No matter the format—blog post, short story, essay, or critical paper—I will spend way too much time on...

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Storystorm

23 September 2013 on Blog, Storystorm

My mother remembers almost nothing from her childhood. It is as if that time in her life, marked on one end by her birth and on the other by her...

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