July 2007

Michael E. Lomax Reading

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David Bouchier: “The Word Diet - Avoiding Verbosity”

July 25, 2007
In this Writing University podcast, David Bouchier addresses the struggle of a word-loving writer to be concise. Bouchier discourages "flabby writing" and suggests instead going on a "word diet" to avoid verbosity. Bouchier also advocates a habit of "writing long and cutting ferociously" and editing from the perspective of a potential reader.

Marcos M. Villatoro: “Finding Inspiration from the Work Itself”

July 23, 2007
In this Writing University podcast, Marcos M. Villatoro discusses the advantages of writing without waiting for the elusive "muse" to strike. Villatoro claims that inspiration springs from a writer's own work ethic, the physical act of writing, and the work itself. Villatoro also offers advice on using criticism to one's advantage and how to decipher the inevitable rejection letter, suggesting that "inspiration can come from rejection."

Sandy Dyas Reading

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The Iowa Writers' Workshop in The Atlantic Monthly

In the 2007 fiction issue of Atlantic Monthly, Edward J. Delaney addresses graduate writing programs, including The Iowa Writers' Workshop, with his article "Where Great Writers are Made" . In a separate interview with the article's author, Delaney specifically addresses The Writers’ Workshop and its sense of community, learning opportunities and faculty:

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