Monthly Archives: September 2012

How to Become a Writer Part 3 by Laura Kalpakian

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The Romantic Particularist  by Laura Kalpakian  I have always thought that the perfect person to be married to would be an astronomer. Every day at work he would sit beneath the massive dome of an observatory and peer out into the cosmos, the distant constellations, the galaxies far far away. Then, he’d come home and […]

How to Become a Writer: Part II by Laura Kalpakian

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 The Three Sillies by  Laura Kalpakian  Learn to worry in advance. Do this often, intensely, reflexively. Writers are always asking themselves: what if, constantly sorting through possibilities that don’t yet exist, considering what might happen, what could, bracing for the not-at-all-inevitable. This affliction, alas, cannot be confined to the page. The writer equally sweats the […]

How to Become a Writer, Part 1 — by Laura Kalpakian

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One on Whom Nothing is Lost by Laura Kalpakian  First, forget the notion that there is a magic wand, an elixir, an incantation, a diploma, a badge, a license, a handstamp from a big burly bouncer that will certify you as a Writer. Trash that. Trash the idea that book-in-hand, I’m a writer. We’re not […]

The End of Superstion by Laura Kalpakian

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Quick announcements: Check out and sign up for our upcoming courses. Click here for details.     The End of Superstition by Laura Kaplakian They say that theatre people are among the most superstitious of professions. They cherish many, perhaps hundreds of taboos, most of them in place to ward off bad luck (as opposed […]