Posts Tagged: Viet Thanh Nguyen
12,000 members of the literary community/industry gathered in LA for AWP last week.
Viet Thanh Nguyen considers the writer’s sometimes conflicting needs for audience, privacy, and the tribe. He writes of his own process preparing for a readership, “The constant reworking of sentence and narrative through writing short stories was my version of rubbing two sticks together.”...more
Patience. Curiosity. Repetition. Looking again and again. Not imposing a story line. Letting composition emerge through pattern, rhythm, shape, sound, movement. Occasionally … you hit upon a moment of grace. You can’t plan for it. You just have to practice enough so that you’re ready when it comes.
Lit Hub asked the seven first-time novelists shortlisted for the 2015 Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize what book inspired them to become the authors they are today. Sophie McManus says,
I was ten and reading A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K.