Posts Tagged "Karly Little"

ABCs of Creative Nonfiction: D is for Distance

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My final MFA manuscript, 136 pages about culture shock, dark years, and things I still can’t believe 19-year-old me experienced, still sits bound on my bookshelf.  It hasn’t moved since I put it there after graduation almost three years ago now.  Eventually, I imagine it becoming a piece of New Adult memoir.  For now, it’s a collection of words that I’m not ready to revise. “You’re too close to it,” I was told while working on that manuscript.  “It’s still too fresh.” “Get some distance from it.” This consistent feedback was an indicator that the work was missing the element of reflection needed to give it context and depth.  Sometimes, this...

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