A Tap on the Wing

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  1. I had a fiction class in college where I had to write literary fiction only. At the time, I hated that class because I felt like I didn’t know how to write anything but genre fiction. Now, I look back, and see how much that class pushed me as a writer, to look at characters and motivation and not just how to save the world.

  2. I had a fiction class in college where I had to write literary fiction only. At the time, I hated that class because I felt like I didn’t know how to write anything but genre fiction. Now, I look back, and see how much that class pushed me as a writer, to look at characters and motivation and not just how to save the world.

  3. That actually sounds really neat, Belinda. Back when I was finishing up my bachelor’s degree I took a 400-level course on literary nonfiction, and it made an incredible difference in my writing. (Only to recount that now to my genre-friends and see terror in their eyes, as if they think I’m suggesting that they branch out. Heh.) I hope this really strengthens you.

  4. That actually sounds really neat, Belinda. Back when I was finishing up my bachelor’s degree I took a 400-level course on literary nonfiction, and it made an incredible difference in my writing. (Only to recount that now to my genre-friends and see terror in their eyes, as if they think I’m suggesting that they branch out. Heh.) I hope this really strengthens you.

  5. Word Nerd – I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this class alters my writing. I’m always interested in craft, and reading new things. Should be fun!

    Eliza – It seems to me that the genre writers who utilize literary fiction/non-fiction methods are often very successful.

  6. Word Nerd – I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how this class alters my writing. I’m always interested in craft, and reading new things. Should be fun!

    Eliza – It seems to me that the genre writers who utilize literary fiction/non-fiction methods are often very successful.

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