Monthly Archives: December 2011

Musical Storytelling: Why I Love Tom Waits

Like most teenagers, when I was fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, and so on, I let my taste in music define everything about me. I wanted it to be that way! I dressed a certain way, hung out with certain people, worked … Continue reading

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More book recs from external sites

In addition to the books from my most recent post, I’ve gathered some great recommendations from NPR, The New York Times,¬†and themorningnews.org. NPR has two recent posts on recommended books to check out: “What Sticks: Five Books That Stay With … Continue reading

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Books: Five Faves for Holiday Giving

Some of my top picks for books are pretty dark, such as The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, which is about a character named Esther Greenwood who’s depressed in the 1950s and goes through such experiences as ECT (better known … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead: A Study in Character Empathy

In creative writing, we often talk about character empathy and try to press upon students the importance of writing characters who are empathetic. But what is empathy? Empathy, by definition, is the ability to understand the thoughts, feelings, and actions … Continue reading

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“When the Future Was 2000AD”

Reading suggestion from Josh Begley, ACD for English Comp at Full Sail: “This pertains to comic writing, but I think the tips here are very useful for story writing in general. I especially like the advice about how to make … Continue reading

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Welcome, writers!

Welcome to the new blog for CRW-2000 at Full Sail University! Here, three CRW instructors–Catherine Carson, Jaclyn Sullivan, and Mark Thomas–will write about our experiences in creative writing, recommendations of books and stories to read, and tips and tricks to … Continue reading

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