How To Be a Writer

Warren Wilson faculty member Michael Martone on subjects other than craft.  For instance, the author photo:

If you’re indoors, and you’re a writer, you might have your likeness captured next to a window or before a bookcase; if you’re outdoors, and you’re a writer, you might get that shot snapped before a tree, a field, a bench, a brick wall—anything that says “natural” or “real.” Barn doors are appreciated, as are horses. Nothing says “I’m published!” like a horse…

Read much more at Hunger Mountain.

Michael is the author of Four for a Quarter: Fictions (2011, Fiction Editions)


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