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Anecdote (Episode 1: How to Write Fiction - Three Hard Truths)

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Posted by: tburger88 on Apr 18, 2017

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Anecdote is a new YouTube series that provides a window into the experiences of professional author, T.C. McCarthy. T.C. is an award winning and critically acclaimed southern writer whose short fiction has appeared in Per Contra: The International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas, in Story Quarterly and in Nature. His debut novel, Germline, and its sequel, Exogene are available worldwide and the final book of the trilogy, Chimera, was released in August 2012. In addition to being an author, T.C. is a PhD scientist, a Fulbright Fellow, and a Howard Hughes Biomedical Research Scholar.

Stay tuned for future episodes that will cover how to write short stories, how to write books/novels, how to find an agent and publisher, things to avoid when writing (and things to do), and much, much more.

Episode 1: Three Hard Truths

The hard truths about becoming a writer: 1. The odds are against you. 2. The competition is fierce. 3. It won't make you rich (unless you're one of the lucky ones who get rich). Also, memories of George Plimpton, boarding school, and other asshattery.


Music: "Mob Battle" by Silent Partner
Editing/Graphics: Leonard McTear, Aiken, SC

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