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Exploring Space through Writing: An Interview with Anna Leahy & Douglas Dechow

Exploring Space through Writing: An Interview with Anna Leahy & Douglas Dechow

Anna Leahy and Douglas Dechow are writers who focus mainly on science, space, and aviation. They write the Lofty Ambitions blog together and are working on a book about their experiences following the end of the US space shuttle program.       FWJ: When did you first decide to write about the ending of […]

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On “Walter” and Writing: An Interview with Ed Winkofsky

On “Walter” and Writing: An Interview with Ed Winkofsky

Ed Winkofsky is a writer and lawyer in Chicago. His short story “Walter” appeared in FWJ’s fall 2012 issue. He is currently writing more Walter stories. We asked him to tell us a bit more about Walter and his writing process. Here is what he says. Why did you choose an amusement park parking lot […]

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A Few Thoughts on the Nature of Earned Risk in Fiction

A Few Thoughts on the Nature of Earned Risk in Fiction

Let’s talk about risk.  Specifically, the lack of and misuse of risk in the construction of fiction.   When an editor rejects your work and sends you a note that says something like “The story is well put together, but it feels too neat” or “There’s something missing” or “I feel like I’ve read this story […]

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