Though I dabble in fiction and play with poetry, I’m primarily a prose writer, and I can attest to this quote from Ursula Le Guin: I’m curious about life and concerned about commas…and semicolons (but don’t tell Kurt Vonnegut).
“Prose writers are interested mostly in life and commas.”
— Ursula Le Guin
Source: This and many other memorable Ursula Le Guin quotes can be found in Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew, by Ursula K. Le Guin (updated and available in a new edition: Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story).
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Book Discussion – The Art of Memoir
Do you read or write memoir? If so, you’ll enjoy the book discussion of Mary Karr’s recent release The Art of Memoir. I’m posting a new set of questions on Tuesdays.
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