Writing Workshop

Amy Bloom

02/03/2008 11:45 am
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The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug–Mark Twain

This workshop was about getting it right: the word, the phrase and the sentence. It was about the art and craft involved in each word and image chosen and the relentless care and occasional leap that getting it right requires.

Amy Bloom


Amy Bloom is the author of four novels, White Houses, Lucky Us, Away and Love Invents Us; three collections of short stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, (all published in one volume as Rowing to Eden); and a collection of essays, Normal. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University. She lives in Connecticut. Image cr. Elena Seibert