January 28th, 2019

The Story that Holds You Back

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by Kathryn Craft
Turning Whine Into Gold

The defining characteristic of the living organism is striving. Evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin and German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche both wrote of this back in the 1800s. Writers get this. Yet we carry on, even though at some point, our eyes open to the fact that writing impactful stories is hard to do.… Read the post

October 22nd, 2018

Thoughts on "Originality" in Fiction

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Turning Whine Into Gold
by Kathryn Craft

Earlier this year I ran across a social media post by Lauren Vaknine that evokes a concern so common among writers I thought we might discuss it here (used with permission):

“I watched the film Goodbye Christopher Robin last night, and seeing the adoration [A.A.… Read the post

July 23rd, 2018

Our Capacity for Brilliance

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Kathryn Craft | Writer's Life

Kathryn Craft

Turning Whine Into Gold

In high school, I was the type of high achiever that had my teachers taking me under their wings. Turns out, that wasn’t always such a good thing.

My fifth-year Russian teacher, thinking I’d follow in his footsteps, challenged me to write a research paper on a Russian ballerina—in Russian.… Read the post


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