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Sharing What You Read by Brad Windhauser

Sharing What You Read by Brad Windhauser Sage advice: Writers Need to Read—And Read Often I’ve blogged about the importance reading has in the role of developing a writer’s understanding and appreciation of the craft. But what you do with this experience should not be restricted to the work you produce: given the wealth of […]

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What I’ve Been Reading This Year, with a Special Nod to Laskowski’s Bystanders by Brad Windhauser

What I’ve Been Reading This Year, with a Special Nod to Laskowski’s Bystanders by Brad Windhauser         I’m halfway to my read-50-books-this-year goal, and although I have enjoyed many of the 25 books I have read thus far, I don’t have a favorite. I liked Yanagihara’s A Little Life, although I felt […]

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Guide Your Reader with Smooth, Clear Transitions by Brad Windhauser

Guide Your Reader with Smooth, Clear Transitions by Brad Windhauser When I received notes on my first novel, Regret, one of the first things mentioned related to a character moving from outside to inside. In one paragraph he’s interacting with a person by his car on the street. A few sentences later, he’s inside the […]

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Should the Need for Diversity Become a Requirement? By Brad Windhauser

Should the Need for Diversity Become a Requirement? By Brad Windhauser 2016’s Oscar nominations generated a lot of controversy. In particular, the acting categories were deemed “too white” due to the complete lack of non-white nominees. Should the Academy have ensured that their nominations better represented diversity? I don’t want to enter this particular debate, […]

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Knowing When and How to Show Your Characters’ Emotions by Brad Windhauser

Knowing When and How to Show Your Characters’ Emotions by Brad Windhauser Emotions are a tricky thing. Not because they have the ability to overtake our brains, compelling us to do both bad and good things. No, they’re tricky because everyone feels different things in different situations, and if you think someone understands your version […]

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Publication News for Brad Windhauser

Brad Windhauser’s new personal essay “Gas Money” was just published at DOAB. In it, he explores a moment from childhood when, set against a backdrop of collecting 80s rock pins and Star Wars figures, his father imparted a useful life lesson.

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Goals for 2016 by Brad Windhauser

Goals for 2016 by Brad Windhauser I’m a scheduler, and setting goals (both large and small) keeps my work on track. Part of developing this particular skill means setting goals that are both important and reachable. This year, I have ensured that my goals are designed to accomplish my long term writing goal: be a […]

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2015: A Year of Regrouping and Refocusing by Brad Windhauser

2015: A Year of Regrouping and Refocusing by Brad Windhauser This past year I took stock of my various ongoing writing projects. Were they still serving my career goals? Some were, some were not; others, though important, consumed too much of my time. So, this year, I made a concerted effort to wrap-up a very […]

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Writing “The Other”: Creating Characters Different than You by Brad Windhauser

Writing “The Other”: Creating Characters Different than You by Brad Windhauser Oh, I thought a woman had written this story…. You wrote this? But you’re white… I’ve heard these types of comments expressed during fiction workshops—and not always at me. There’s a compliment buried in these reactions—in theory, the author rendered a type of character […]

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Learn to Use Feedback in Order to Revise Your Work by Brad Windhauser

Learn to Use Feedback in Order to Revise Your Work by Brad Windhauser We all want to make our stories as good as they can be. We take classes in order to hone our craft—and the feedback we get while there helps us grow. This input is also one reason authors join writers groups. Mature […]

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