Filed under: News, Reviews, Contests | Tags: Bookslut, creative writing, Judy Blume, podcasts
This month’s Bookslut is packed with some neat stuff, including a JC Hallman review of Robert D. Richardson’s book, First We Read, Then We Write. He talks about “creative writing” — a term originally coined by Emerson, who also said:
“There is then a creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold illusion.”
This week at work, I (Kevin) listened to more than a few episodes of the Barnes & Noble Meet the Writers podcast. The immortal Judy Blume (*fyi: she blogs!) spoke about the fears and anxieties she faces every time one of her books is released. I must admit that after this week, I too can relate. The feelings toward putting a chapter of fiction in the hands of the public felt terrifying. Luckily, my own fears were overshadowed by the positive responses from great friends, old and new. Thanks for the feedback, everybody.
Let’s keep the ball rolling. I personally am excited about the chapter Carrie’s gearing up to deliver on Monday.
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