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Elements of Surprise

I heard about Vera Tobin’s book Elements of Surprise on the Hidden Brain podcast. Shankar Vedantam was interviewing Tobin about her work analyzing the ways in which knowing/not knowing affects the unfolding of narrative and how writers/filmmakers plant seeds to make plot

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Thanks to a friend for bringing this to my attention. BBC – Culture – Ten books to read in October

Novels, essays and non-fiction – including the tale of a forgotten Kennedy and a short story collection about Chechnya. Source: BBC – Culture – Ten books to read in October

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Tips on naming characters from Jacob M. Appel.

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Fiction readers are better than those who read only Twitter feeds.

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction – Mic.

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I’ve ordered this: Writing Shapely Fiction | GrubStreet

Readings For Writers: Pick of the Week 8/29/14 | GrubStreet.

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This should be very interesting! How Writers Write Fiction | Open Courses @ the Writing University

How Writers Write Fiction | Open Courses @ the Writing University.

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