Author Archives for Julie Tetel Andresen

Jan Cox Speas

Jan Cox Speas: One of My Heroes

May 15, 2018 1:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re a writer or any other kind of artist you might like to take a look at Austin Kleon‘s Show Your Work! which addresses the pleasures and perils of creativity in the age of the Internet. One of his suggestions is for writers to share their influences. I regularly share... read more


plot form

Plot Form: Want to Try a New One?

May 11, 2018 5:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I love adapting to my writing craft ideas from artists other than novelists. For instance, I’ve learned a lot from painters. Recently I ran across the work of Paula Vogel, a Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright and her student Sarah Ruhl, also an accomplished playwright and a MacArthur recipient. Vogel identifies six plot forms... read more


Durham NC

Durham NC: The Old and The New

April 24, 2018 6:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: Durham NC: Partial sykline from the south. Any image of downtown Durham has to include railroad tracks. The glass-and-steel building on the left is One City Center. In the center of the title image you’ll see Durham’s current slogan painted on the red brick building in the middle:... read more