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Are you writing with your head or your gut?

The New York Times recently profiled book editor Judith Gurewich. In addition to being the publisher of Other Press, Gurewich is a Lacanian analyst. Perhaps because she was trained in an aural tradition—listening to patients, asking questions—Gurewich employs a unique method for editing books: she has authors read their manuscripts aloud. “When my stomach intervenes, … Continue reading Are you writing with your head or your gut?

6 Essential Lessons for All Storytellers

Carolyn O'Hara breaks down the components of great storytelling in this 2014 article from the Harvard Business Review. In summary: Start with a message Mine your own experiences Don’t make yourself the hero Highlight a struggle Keep it simple Practice makes perfect Definitely check out her "Principles to Remember" (what to do and what to … Continue reading 6 Essential Lessons for All Storytellers