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CREATIVE WRITING

I show my students a manuscript to illustrate my cut-and-paste method. I don’t sit at a computer and go from start to end; I jot down the thoughts and fragments as they come, in whatever order, and later tape the pieces in a notebook;     the next step is writing the connections that make […]

HELGA AND SUBTEXT ON SUFFERING – Character Source

At one time in the 1960s I frequented a bar and restaurant in a West African seaport. People from a lot of countries would wash up on that coast, as I had, and find their way to the Atlantic Bar. One woman who regularly talked to me was Helga Schmidt. Helga had a photography business […]