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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Interview with Elizabeth George

Interview with Elizabeth George in the June 2007 WRITER Magazine. [Caution: PDF!]


You talk a great deal about the craft of writing. What do you mean?

It's important for beginning writers to learn the craft, the basics, of writing. You can't teach somebody to be a creative artist, to have talent or passion, but you can teach somebody craft. Whether they can apply it in an artistic fashion, well, that's in the hands of the gods. But they can certainly learn what the craft of writing is.

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