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Discovering The Form of Writing You Were Meant For

Discovering The Form of Writing You Were Meant For

August 1, 2012

Editor’s note: this post was first published in 2010. I think finding the right form is important for any writer. Just like an athlete has to pick what kind of sport to dedicate themselves to, a writer needs to know what form fits them best. When I was growing up, I loved the short story. Like many kids, I had a short attention span, and the time and patience it took to write a short story was something I found favorable. “You mean all I have to do is write a couple of paragraphs! Cool!” That was my thinking at that age. But somewhere at the end of high school, and the beginning of college, I stopped writing. I mean I was still writing, but I wasn’t really Writing (with a capital W). If that makes sense. Sometimes writers just write to pass the time. Kinda like an uninspired basketball player still shooting hoops long after their career is over. That’s […]

Finding My Form

Finding My Form

March 2, 2010

I think finding the right form is important for any writer. Just like an athlete has to pick what kind of sport to dedicate themselves to, a writer needs to know what form fits them best.