Monday, June 2, 2008

My new favorite writer!

"Oftentimes you might not discover what a story is really trying to do until the third or seventh or tenth draft," Julie Orringer has said. "It's important to realize that the study of fiction and the development of one's writing is a long, long process and cannot be rushed."

To prove that Julie practices what she preaches, Knopf dug into her desk drawers, and discovered that relentless revision is the secret to her literary success. Here, you can take a virtual tour of the notebooks they found, all of which included drafts of stories that are included in her first collection, How to Breathe Underwater.

Take a look at Julie's notebooks.

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