July 29, 2011

Finding the Heart in Your Story

Today’s VCFA guest post is by Pam Watts: I decided to be a writer after some minor success with my first book when I was seven. I took a year off from college ten years […]
July 28, 2011

Reading As A Writer

Today’s guest post is by Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA graduate, Carmela Martino: Most writers I know are avid readers. I have been for as long as I can remember. I read so much […]
July 27, 2011

How Food Can Fortify Your Fantasy

Guest post by JoAnn Early Macken: I took part in a memorable Vermont College of Fine Arts workshop led by Marion Dane Bauer and Norma Fox Mazer. A tip I heard during a manuscript critique […]
July 26, 2011

Props for Emotion: The Objective Correlative Unveiled

Today’s guest post is from Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA graduate C. M. McCarthy: In an episode of Family Guy, main character Peter responds to someone calling him a “degenerate” with the following line: “A […]
July 25, 2011

Time to Punk-Rock with Plot: Discovering Alternative Plot Types

Today I’m very proud to be kicking off a week of guest posts by graduates of the Vermont College of Fine Art’s MFA. First up is Ingrid Sundberg: “We can all agree that Aristotle is the […]
July 22, 2011

Getting Serious about Writing

I’ve been a bad girl. I’ve allowed myself to get distracted by a thousand different things, become a virtual social butterfly, and forgotten what’s really important to me—writing my book. Something needs to be done. […]
July 16, 2011

How Are You Using Your Social Media Super Powers?

I was attending a conference of the International Society for the Study of Time in Asilomar a few years ago when one of the learned speakers predicted that content curation would be the big business […]
July 9, 2011

Sitting is Killing Me!

Since I took up writing a few years ago I’ve spent more time sitting each day than I’ve ever done in my life. I’ve always been a skinny bean, but lately, yes, I’m packing about […]
June 27, 2011

The Value of a Running Mate

Writing a book is like running a marathon, one that never seems to end. In fact, it’s more like a decathlon since you need to develop so many diverse talents in order to be successful. […]