Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Character Development, Compassion and Empathy, Contraries and Contrasts, Human Nature, the Psyche, Life, Literary Fiction, Socio-cultural, Socio-political, Subconscious, The Word, Word Power, Writing, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Literary Fiction, Writing Process

SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, FAUXPATHY, ANTIPATHY & APATHY:

How literature and life intersect via character development Odysseus, photo by JAcW from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC I decided to take some scientifically-driven quizzes online via Buzzfeed. Well, I wasn't surprised at all by the results. I took three, and I was pleased to learn I am just like Jo from Little Women!… Continue reading SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, FAUXPATHY, ANTIPATHY & APATHY:

Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Awards, Recognition, Publications, Character Development, Contraries and Contrasts, deconstruction, Literary Fiction, Socio-cultural, Socio-political, Writing Process

LITERARY DEVICES IN FILM – Post #metoo

Can't un-ring a bell and why would we want to? But we must stop the pendulum swings--or at the very least, address them. Vintage Books, Marilyn Monroe While "literary devices" aren't necessarily film-related, both mediums attempt to tell stories and "storytelling devices" in film simply amount to "plot." But I'm not addressing plot. I'm addressing… Continue reading LITERARY DEVICES IN FILM – Post #metoo

Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Character Development, Compassion and Empathy, Human Nature, the Psyche, Literary Fiction, Socio-cultural, Socio-political, Subjective Experience, Writers, Writing, Writing Community, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Literary Fiction, Writing Male Characters, Writing Process

Fair Game

Whose story is it? What is "fair game," and if you have to ask, then ask. If you can't ask, then maybe you shouldn't.

Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Awards, Recognition, Publications, Book Review, From JACW's collection, Literary Fiction, New or Upcoming releases by JACW, Novels by J.A. Carter-Winward, The Word, Writers, Writing, Writing Community, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Literary Fiction, Writing Process

Wade: A Novel

Wade: A Novel Wade, is now available on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, and wherever else they sell books and e-books. Thanks to IndieReader for being a trusted arbiter of taste for small, independent presses for over a decade, and for the high praise of Wade. Back cover copy: "Except for being the only man in town… Continue reading Wade: A Novel

Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Artists Supporting Artists, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Awards, Recognition, Publications, Cliches, Tropes, and Just...No., Compassion and Empathy, Contraries and Contrasts, deconstruction, Genre Fiction, Life, Literary Fiction, Literary v. Genre Fiction, Novels by J.A. Carter-Winward, Personal, Psychology, Subjective Experience, The Word, Word Power, Writers, Writing, Writing Community, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Literary Fiction, Writing Process

Writing with the Write Stuff

It’s a question the big-time interviewers ask writers all the time, usually rockstar-writers: “So where did the idea for (insert newest NYT best-selling book title HERE) come from, and why write about it now?” These writers have whatever the answer is down to a tagline: “Well, Oprah, I went to Alaska in 1988 and there… Continue reading Writing with the Write Stuff