Posts by Joe Ponepinto

Overnight, I’m Famous… On Playster… In Russia… What?

Overnight, I’m Famous… On Playster… In Russia… What?

I have to laugh, because I have no other option. A few years ago I self-published a small collection of...

Why Fiction Writers Should Read Poetry

Why Fiction Writers Should Read Poetry

Quote of the Week: You want your sentence to lean and hearken to the sentences which precede it. Music, you...

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Building the World of the Story (Without Sounding Like a Newscast)

Quote of the Week: Be chary in the giving of the news. The story is not in the news, it...

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Historical Fiction: How True to the History Should Writers Be?

Quote of the Week: I am not a fan of historical fiction that is sloppy in its research or is...

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Popcorn and Soft Drink in Empty Seat at the Movie Theater 

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Watching a Movie Like a Writer

Quote of the Week: Story is born in that place where the subjective and objective realms touch. – Robert McKee...

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Writing About Children in Fiction

Quote of the week: “Most of what people read, if you go to the bookshelf in the airport convenience store...

Speaking of Language

Quote of the Week: The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. – Ludwig Wittgenstein (Proposition 5.6...

First Chapters

First Chapters

Readers, critics, agents, and publishers may not always have much in common when it comes to how they react to...

Yes, You Can Find That on the Internet

Yes, You Can Find That on the Internet

In his novel Angels and Demons, Dan Brown claims that that Galileo was a member of the Illuminati. But Galileo...

The Case of the Copula Overdose

The Case of the Copula Overdose

I read a book a while back that has stayed with me for many months and has affected the way...

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