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I’m not going to tell you how I write a plot because everyone does it differently, and your own way is best for you.

But I will say something about the ending of a novel. I find that very often, at the ending of a novel, the writer (me, or you) will use a verb like ‘realized’, or ‘understood’, or ‘knew’, or ‘found’. It’s the job of the protagonist to accomplish all of those things.

And it’s the job of the writer to show the reader how it happened, by choosing just the right words.
Lois Lowry, on writing towards an ending. (via lettersandlight)

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The Pulitzer Prize Winners were announced this week with Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch taking the Fiction Prize.

The other finalists in the category are The Son by Philipp Meyer and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis (who just happens to be the uncle of one of my best childhood friends:)

Other winners include “The Flick” by Annie Baker for Drama, and in Poetry, 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri.

(See the full list)

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Only 93 of 3,200 kids’ books published last year were about black characters

Books are printed on white pages, and a new survey shows that their contents are similarly blanched. Last year, 3,200 children’s books were published — and only 93 were about black characters.
And it’s not a one-off problem. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been collecting data on children’s books written about people of color since 1994 — in the last 20 years, the ratio hasn’t improved at all.
This infographic, by independent publisher Lee & Low Books, shows that the percentage of children’s books by, and or about kids of color has hovered around the 10% mark consistently since the early ’90s, despite that people of color comprise 37% of the U.S. population. 
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policymic:

Only 93 of 3,200 kids’ books published last year were about black characters

Books are printed on white pages, and a new survey shows that their contents are similarly blanched. Last year, 3,200 children’s books were published — and only 93 were about black characters.

And it’s not a one-off problem. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been collecting data on children’s books written about people of color since 1994 — in the last 20 years, the ratio hasn’t improved at all.

This infographic, by independent publisher Lee & Low Books, shows that the percentage of children’s books by, and or about kids of color has hovered around the 10% mark consistently since the early ’90s, despite that people of color comprise 37% of the U.S. population. 

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Ask An Author: "How do you write dialogue that drives the plot versus distracts from it?"

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Each week, a new author will serve as your Camp Counselor, answering your writing questions. Marivi Soliven, our second counselor, has taught writing workshops at the University of California, San Diego and at the University of the Philippines. Her most recent novel, The Mango Bride, is about two Filipina women, and the unexpected collision that reveals a life changing secret.

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Confabulations! Welcome to November CampNanoWrimo. I know you have a lot of questions — like, what is that and how do I survive and surely at this point it should be international novel writing month? and I thought you said oh god never again? and, most importantly, isn’t every month novel…

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