barry lopez

Light Action in the Caribbean by Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez, born January 6, 1945, is an American author of fiction and nonfiction. He has published nine works of fiction and seven nonfiction including Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist. The San Francisco Chronicle has described him as “the nation’s premiere nature writer.” His fiction draws heavily upon his knowledge and…

Battle For The Net

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening…

linda hogan

Power by Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan is a Chickasaw poet, novelist and essayist, a professor at the University of Colorado. She has won numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA grant and an American Book Award. She has published three books of poetry, four of fiction, a play and a work of non-fiction. She was born in 1947…

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Lucy Grealy

Psychology and the Building of Characters, Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

by Claudia L. Errington Writers, I suspect, need to be part psychiatrist in order to build believable characters.  Unless the writer is creating a fantasy world where any behavior goes, creating characters in fiction requires that the writer know a little bit about human nature or the story might not resonate with the reader.  In the…