How to write a story

Here is a great TED talk about how stories are imagined and crafted into fiction. John Dufresne was my thesis director at FIU’s MFA Program. Sit back and watch, and I guarantee it will inspire you and get your mind wheels turning in preparation for the residency. http://news.fiu.edu/2014/12/tedxfiu-how-to-write-a-story/83565

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About Sandy Barron

Author of The Heiress of Water (HarperCollins, 2006) and Stay With Me (Harper, 2010)
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3 Responses to How to write a story

  1. brianthiem says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Sandy. I watched it twice, taking notes the second time through.

  2. Sandy Barron says:

    I’m so happy you like it, Brian! John isn’t just a teacher of the art of fiction, he’s more like preacher, priest, or shaman. He makes you feel like you’re learning the rituals of some ancient and sacred practice. I was always mesmerized and inspired.

  3. A clever presentation, which we hear so often at residency: keep your butt in the chair. Good one.

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