Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

Larry Love

eugenics angel

Am I including the subplot of Larry Love, the phony modeling agent, in my novel because the scenes I’ve written about it are my darlings? Do those scenes belong in the novel? My eugenics mystery. Or maybe eugenics thriller.

 I spent last week talking to my students about the narrative thesis. Get rid of everything that falls outside of your focus. Just because you love something, doesn’t mean it belongs. I feel their pain.

Categories: eugenics, school, teaching, teaching writing, writing

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