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PASNAAN 6: Panagpitpit ken Panagtenneb iti Agdadamo a Pluma iti Ili ni Isabelo Abaya: Panangnanam iti Kaimasan a Kalamay ken Kornik ken Panangtunton iti Dalan nga agpa-Bagani Ubbog

NAANGAY ti maikanem a Pasnaan, ti literary workshop para kadagiti agsursurat iti Ilokano a tinawen nga isaysayangkat ti GUMIL Filipinas, iti Siudad ti Candon, Ilocos Sur babaen ti panangsangaili ti North Luzon Philippines State College (NLPSC, dati a University of … Continue reading

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How to critique in fiction writing workshops

(from wikihow) Participating in a Fiction Writing Workshop can be a hugely enriching experience as a writer, and one that many famous authors cite as being an enormous help when it comes to reading critically and honing their own skills. … Continue reading

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Beware the false compliments that are killing your writing

If there was a 10 Commandments of Writing it would be at #5, just ahead of ‘Thou shalt not write thy novel in a Starbucks’. The people around you can help simply by bringing you a refreshing cup of tea, … Continue reading

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On historical fiction… Fictionized history? Historized fiction? PART 2

PART 1 | PART 2 (Irepostek man ditoy daytoy a pangatiddogen a salaysay-critique–in 2 parts–a nasuratko idi 2008. Originally posted daytoy iti blogko a mannurat.com. Bareng adda pay latta maipaayna met a pagmennamennaan.) ituloytay’ man ngarud a pagpapatangan dayta historical … Continue reading

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On historical fiction… Fictionized history? Historized fiction? PART 1

PART 1 | PART 2 (Irepostek man ditoy daytoy a pangatiddogen a salaysay-critique–in 2 parts–a nasuratko idi 2008. Originally posted daytoy iti blogko a mannurat.com. Bareng adda pay latta maipaayna met a pagmennamennaan.) ne, ket medio nabara man dayta saritaan … Continue reading

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On translation, by a master translator

Edith Grossman, the translator of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and other Latino writers, has an excellent essay, on, what else, translation. I like what she said, that (emphasis mine, bold): Publishers have their excuses, of course. A persistent but not very … Continue reading

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Writing Tips by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman & George Orwell

(from open culture) Here’s one way to become a better writer. Listen to the advice of writers who earn their daily bread with their pens. During the past week, lists of writing commandments by Henry Miller, Elmore Leonard (above) and … Continue reading

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Description, characterization in (Iloko/Ilokano) fiction

Adda sumagmamano a queries wenno clarification no ania, aya, daydiay dakdakamatek a descriptions wenno narativo a panagiladawan, panagiparang, exposition, wenno panang-characterise iti maysa a karakter, lugar, pasamak, situasion, pagteng, rikna, buya, kdpy. No diak bigta wenno completely a mailawlawag ita, kas iti … Continue reading

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In theory: The Death of the Author

By Andrew Gallix The Guardian Ecclesiastes famously warns us that “Of making many books there is no end” – the same, of course, applies to book commentaries. George Steiner has long denounced the “mandarin madness of secondary discourse” which increasingly interposes itself between readers and works … Continue reading

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