Posts Tagged ‘creative writing’

Who Reads You?

October 3, 2010

Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours, has a lot to say in this op-ed piece about the nature of writing and who we are – or should be – writing our books to.

Michael Cunningham, Op-Ed Contributor – Found in Translation –

Let’s take as an example one of the most famous lines in literature: “Call me Ishmael.” That, as I suspect you know, is the opening sentence of Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick.” We still recognize that line, after more than 150 years.

NY Times

Bob Mustin


A Long Run Of Luck

October 5, 2009

I’d like to mention a recent publication of mine – it’s on an e-zine, one I’m proud to be associated with: If you go to the “prose backdrop,” you’ll find some stories listed, mine among them. It’s as southern a story, and a fun piece to write. It was one I wrote in a creative writing class at UNC-A a couple of years ago. Received an A- on it. The instructor, who has published some six or seven books with the larger publishers, told me, “That little mark behind the letter is there, well, just because I wanna.”
She knows I get lazy with my writing sometimes, and need to be goaded a bit to make things better.

Hope you enjoy it,
Bob Mustin