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what’s my genre?

Both practically and theoretically I’m vexed by the question of genre. Practically, because as a writer of fiction I have to be able to categorize my work in order to offer it to readers, viz., to sell it; theoretically, because … Continue reading

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the science of story

The writer receives the commandment: “Know thy genre.” According to Robert McKee, it’s not possible to do a competent job of writing a screenplay (or, I would suppose, any other kind of dramatic work) without a deep understanding of the … Continue reading

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know thy genre—if you can

One of my ongoing avenues of research and thought is the topic of genre. I got into this topic as a result of reading Robert McKee’s book Story, in which he stresses the need for a writer to know the … Continue reading

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