Crossways

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Archive for February 2018

Getting to the Good Stuff: The Art of Creative Writing

They say there is prose and verse and you can have poetry in either. This strikes me as true. Literature is an art, not a science. Living is an art, not a science. This is why the term ‘Arts’ is often associated with, and even interchangeable with, the term ‘Humanities’. The American poet, Jim Morrison, was once asked about the cross he wore around his neck at the Doors’ famous gig […]

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The Reflex: Writing in the Dark

The post is about writing and self-reflexivity or meta-fiction. It seems to me that writing is naturally self-reflexive. Especially creative writing. Why that is I don’t know but it goes back all the way to Homer’s epics and the dawn of Western literature. For those of you who don’t know, meta-fiction is basically fiction about fiction. It draws attention to its own conventions and rules and inner workings. It ‘deconstructs’ […]

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