Thornton P. Knowles On Writer’s Workshop Fiction

According to the writer Chris Altacuise, workshopped fiction “displays the hallmarks of committee effort; emotional restraint and lack of linguistic idosyncrasy, no vision, just voice; no fictional world of substance and variety, just a smooth surface …

According to the writer Chris Altacuise, workshopped fiction "displays the hallmarks of committee effort; emotional restraint and lack of linguistic idosyncrasy, no vision, just voice; no fictional world of substance and variety, just a smooth surface of diaristic, autobiographical, and confessional speech." Having presided over a few writer's workshops myself, I consider this description extremely kind.

Thornton P. Knowles

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