Craft and Voice

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“Cheryl Strayed uses her voice to emotionally connect with her readers, to use craft towards that end and not in spite of it. Which is all just to say that the lesson Cheryl is giving writers is just as valuable as the story Cheryl is giving readers: Don’t forget that craft is a means to an end, and not simply an end in itself.”

Rumpus contributor Seth Fischer writes about what Sugar‘s Wild taught him as a writer.


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →