Tuesday, March 3, 2009

mag class: crunch time

To rev up your engines as you head into the home-stretch:

1. Put your notes in the drawer.
2. Read thru your first draft -- and my comments -- then lock that up too
3. Read thru some of these essays on craft from the Neiman Narrative Digest
4. Read this essay by on voice by Mark Kramer. Long, but worth it. To tweak some Strunk and white, voice is the sound of the words hitting the paper. It's personality. Yours.
5. Let it all percolate, then while you're still inspired, hit the keyboard. bk

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