Cut it up.
Exercises / Musings

Cut it up.

For children, I think that the act of being creative is similar to having fun or being happy: leave them to themselves, and they just do it. On Sundays when I was young and bored, I would seek out the gossip page from the TV guide and draw pen lines through the columns. My one, self-imposed rule … Continue reading

Tiny tales.
Exercises

Tiny tales.

Lydia Davis has a Man Booker Prize-winning ability to contract a story into its minutest form. And Ernest Hemingway, famous for his concise style, is oft credited with the following six-word story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” I think the value of very tiny tales is in their ability to slice through aspects of … Continue reading