When beginning a new written work, apply acting exercises to explore the intent, sensory experiences, and focus of your writing.
To write her book ‘If You Leave Me,’ Crystal Hana Kim used research to be true to Korea, down to its roots.
Actors studied movement, script analysis, emotional connection, our bodies, our voices. In my writing MFA, we got . . . workshop.
You can study all you want, but it’s only in the act of doing that you learn what’s right and what isn’t.
It’s about suggesting, right there on the page, that the writer is no more important than the reader.
The difference between interactive and traditional fiction isn’t a clear binary at all: Both require an approach to structure that balances openness and control, and each contains lessons for the other.
You’ll start to note the difference between your longer- and shorter-form ideas—but if you’re not sure, there are some questions you can ask.
Toni Mirosevich explains the writing process behind one of her Catapult essays and explores one of her craft theories, which she calls “opening the gate”