AWP 2012: “Craft” = Work
Posted on 02 March 2012
I didn’t study “craft.” I read and wrote and read and wrote and read and wrote.
Plot is the order of events told linearly. Structure is how you tell that plot.
If you experience a voice [writing] block, change the POV or tense. If it’s a structure block, change the point of entry.
People who want to write but turn out not to want to read — they don’t really want to write. They want someone to sit down next to them and hear their sad story and that’s that.