Popular Theories of Writing

Popular Theories of Writing A. B. Emrys i. the houseparty mystery theory of writing The last of the weekend guests have been picked up at the station and shown to their rooms. They are a fascinating group, and you can't wait to see what they will say and do, particularly while sitting down together for tea. But wait ­ one of them went hiking instead, two others demanded cocktails, and an entirely new person showed up! A host must cope. You pour tea, shake drinks, and observe the promising new dynamics. By dinner things are moving nicely towards the crisis scene to which your unsuspecting suspects will react. A scream rings out, and there's a general rush upstairs. You crowd into the bedroom with them and are horrified to find the wrong person has been killed. And wasn't that door supposed to be locked? We need a detective to sort this, you exclaim. But why is everyone staring at me? ii. the vampire interview theory of writing Finally someone notices how pale you've become, how nocturnal, and wonders why. You always thought you'd write the great American novel but it turns out to be memoir. You fix the wedding guest/student teacher/house cleaner http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

Popular Theories of Writing

Prairie Schooner , Volume 78 (1)

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A. B. Emrys i. the houseparty mystery theory of writing The last of the weekend guests have been picked up at the station and shown to their rooms. They are a fascinating group, and you can't wait to see what they will say and do, particularly while sitting down together for tea. But wait ­ one of them went hiking instead, two others demanded cocktails, and an entirely new person showed up! A host must cope. You pour tea, shake drinks, and observe the promising new dynamics. By dinner things are moving nicely towards the crisis scene to which your unsuspecting suspects will react. A scream rings out, and there's a general rush upstairs. You crowd into the bedroom with them and are horrified to find the wrong person has been killed. And wasn't that door supposed to be locked? We need a detective to sort this, you exclaim. But why is everyone staring at me? ii. the vampire interview theory of writing Finally someone notices how pale you've become, how nocturnal, and wonders why. You always thought you'd write the great American novel but it turns out to be memoir. You fix the wedding guest/student teacher/house cleaner

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