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Ready to make your messy inner self plain to see? Donald Maass on what storytellers have to do QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Protagonists and antagonists are fanatics. So are you. Is that scary? Sure, but own that side of yourself and you are less likely to shut it down. I mean who wants to admit, I could kill? Who wants to confess crazy thoughts and tell the truth about irrational love? Who is ready to remove a mask and make the messy inner self plan to see? Then again, why not? That is what storytellers do.
Donald Maass The Emotional Craft of Fiction

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3 comments on “Ready to make your messy inner self plain to see? Donald Maass on what storytellers have to do QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. Rae Reads
    May 3, 2020

    I am really enjoying your Back to Creative Writing School. I hope to share a great deal of it when my writing classes meet again in the fall.

    • bridget whelan
      May 5, 2020

      That’s so good to hear. Do keep in touch – I would love to hear how you and your students get on.

      • Rae Longest
        May 11, 2020

        I posted grades on line today. There were a variety (handful of) Bs, plenty of A’s and A minuses, and one F for a student who didn’t turn in a single assignment. I was very happy because my goal was for everyone to make a B or better. We did have about six weeks together before the university closed, but that wasn’t really enough time to establish a “spark” with every student. And then there were the three Sydneys (all girls), three Alexandrias, and other confusing considerations I could have kept straight in person.

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