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Christopher Meeks's Writings

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I had been asked to write about my writing process for a blog called Wordswimmer.  Here's what I wrote: Everything is eventually related to structure, if you ask me. As I began as a writer, I didn't even think about structure. But as soon as I started teaching narrative writing, I realized a few things. First, in my own first drafts of short stories, I often come...
Lorrie Moore
Like many people of my generation, I wanted to write great stories, important stories—stories that made me rich. Then along came reality: I receive little or no money when my stories are published, but I get two copies of any literary journal I’m in. While that hasn’t helped pay my son’s college bills, I’ve nonetheless been awed that I’ve made it into the...