In the waning days of the holiday season, I’d like to share three of these pearls with Hippocampus readers.
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Craft: The Importance of the Simmer by Risa Nye
The almost irresistible temptation for a writer is to rush to get it all down while the story is fresh. But there is a danger in that sense of urgency.
Craft: Finding a Private Space and an Inner World by Risa Nye
According to my dictionary app, craft is defined as an “art, trade or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual skill.”
Craft: How to Be a Writer by Risa Nye
Where will your writing life take you? If you don’t sit down, get started and roll the die by submitting your work, you’ll never know.
Craft: WWELD* by Risa Nye
After Elmore Leonard died in August at the age of 87, it was hard to avoid one version or another of his Ten Rules for Writing … Just for fun, I’d like to go through a few of these rules and add my two cents.
Craft: Getting to There by Risa Nye
Every story, every essay we write is a journey. It starts here, goes along for a while, and ends where we say it ends. But what if we start this journey with no idea where it’s going?
Craft: Back to the Beginning by Risa Nye
Last time, I wrote an essay about endings—and for this issue I decided to write about beginnings. Topsy-turvy thinking, or all part of my careful plan? Let’s go with the topsy-turvy thinking. But I have a great excuse for going in reverse order: once again, I’ve been given food for thought by some excellent writers.
Craft: Making a List by Risa Nye
For me, a list is like a life preserver, something to keep me afloat when I feel like I’m sinking under the weight of “shoulds” and “gotta’s.”
Craft: All’s Well if it Ends Well by Risa Nye
If I had to name the most challenging aspects of writing—no matter if we’re talking about fiction or nonfiction—nailing the ending would come at the top of the list, followed by “getting started” and “doing the middle bit.” Coming up with the right ending can throw a writer into a tizzy.
Craft: By the Book by Risa Nye
I own nineteen books about—or related to—writing, not counting the big fat Houghton Mifflin Dictionary that I rarely use since I now have the dictionary app on my iPhone.