Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Pop Story or the Literary Story?

The pop story is fast-paced, fun, flesh-and-blood hit-you-over-the-head, in and of the real world.

The literary story is inward, subtle, slow, sensitive, domestic and domesticated, whose every preciously crafted sentence says, "It's been done."

600,000 workshop grads write finely-mannered literary stories. Few people write pop stories.

I don't like to follow the crowd.

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