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“What Inspires You?”

August 5th, 2010 by admin

“What Inspires You?” is a survey lecture on writing I prepared in August 2010 for an appearance at the Harborfields Public Library in Greenlawn, NY.  The title was not chosen by me, but the more I read it the more I favored its meaning.  During the lecture, I encouraged questions from the audience both to nurture their interests and challenge me to make new connections.  In both these aims, I believe the lecture was successful.  The following is the audio documentation:

["What Inspires You?"  Intro paragraph]

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01. An introduction
02. The Forms: Short Story
03. The Novel
04. Poetry
05. Screenplay
06. The Artist Statement
07. First-Person Perspective
08. Third-Person Perspective, Limited and Omniscient
09. Second-Person Perspective
10. Perspective Comparison
11. Fiction vs. Non-Fiction
12. Structure: The Whittler and the Woodworker, The Chessmaster and the Child
13. Style, Austin, TX, on Publishing and Style
14. Revision
15. Touchdown: A Poem

For a PDF version of the lecture notes, please click here.

An Introduction

The Forms: Short Story

The Forms: Novel

The Forms: Poetry

The Forms: Screenplay

The Forms: The Artist Statement

First-Person Perspective

Third-Person, Limited and Omniscient

Second-Person Perspective

Perspective Comparison

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Structure: The Woodworker and the Whittler, the Chessmaster and the Child

Style, Austin, TX, Publishing and Style

Revision

Touchdown: A Poem

Download the lecture notes here.

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