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Rahna Reiko Rizzuto: On the Birth of Clockhouse

Wed, 2013-12-11 14:24 -- Anonymous (not verified)

 

On November 1st, a new national literary journal was born.  Clockhouse was the dream of two of my master’s degree candidates in the MFA in Creative Writing program my very first semester teaching at Goddard.  Led by a group of alumni, editorially-independent, the journal they imagined was nevertheless essentially of Goddard, for Goddard; you could even say it was a gift to the college and the program they grew out of and loved.

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Elena Georgiou: Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never being satisfied...

 

For all the people who just wrote to ask me how to improve their work, see below:

After twenty-two years of helping people to improve their writing--this applies to all genres--the top ten bits of advice come down to four.  I'll leave it to a famous writer to pass on, since I love her work and people seem to listen more closely to the famous:

Zadie Smith (pictured above): 

1. When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.

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