March, 2015

Dispatches No. 11: Joan Leegant on Unlikable Characters

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The Approval Factor: Must We Like A Story’s Characters? by Joan Leegant A writer revising a first novel recently confided to me that a friend had read her draft and complained that she couldn’t relate to the not-so-nice maternal protagonist….

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Dispatches No. 10: Joan Leegant on the Situation and the Story

Posted Fri, 3/06/2015 - 6:10pm by  |  Category:

The Situation and the Story by Joan Leegant I recently met with a writer to talk about a draft of a memoir essay she’d begun some years before. It was about a weekend trip she’d taken by herself to one of…

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