Monday, August 22, 2011

Link Corral: How to Structure Your Novel & KHN Residency App Deadline

Well, maybe this isn’t the magic elixir that will provide insta-structure to your novel (or story), but the formula in this post from Buzz, Balls & Hype is based on the techniques behind  improv, and it’s pretty interesting:

“This formula was useful for creating the simplified story lines needed for improv; but great, original narratives can’t be squeezed into a 10-point outline, right?”

Read on, and see what happened. 


From my friends at the wonderful KHN Center for the Arts in Nebraska, where I spent a fabulous two weeks writing, learning about red beer, and pondering the pioneers who once passed through this gateway to the west:

Only a few more days to submit your residency application to the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts! You have until midnight on Thursday, September 1 to submit your materials through our online portal.

We will award approximately 30 residencies to visual artists, writers, composers and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world in the first half of 2012. Some will stay for only two weeks while others will stay up to eight enjoying uninterrupted time for work, reflection and creative growth. We provide comfortable living accommodations, ample private work space for all disciplines, and a generous weekly stipend during your stay in the beautiful Missouri River town of Nebraska City, Nebraska. We hope you'll consider applying to be a part of our community!

Wondering if we are a good fit for your creative process? View our
online photo gallery featuring views of our facility or read what recent residents have had to say about their time at KHN.

For full details about our program and application guidelines,
visit our website.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.