Monday, July 25, 2005

what's the cut of this writer's jib?

In response to Rick Moody's proposal, in the Atlantic fiction issue, to add new questions to the writing workshop format, Rake's Progress suggests some new questions of his own:

3. What would it hurt to add a boy wizard to the narrative? Also: Is there anything about this story that the addition of a convoluted biblical conspiracy wouldn’t help?

11. Does this writer think s/he’s better than you?

12. How many characters here can you “cast” as famous actors? Is that number really high enough?

13. If this story languishes in a slush pile, is that solid evidence that the terrorists have won?

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