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Rebecca Renner

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Rebecca Renner is a writer and editor living in Boynton Beach, FL. Her work has appeared recently in New York Magazine, the Washington Post, and Electric Literature. She is working on a novel.

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Rebecca Renner If you're talking about the fiction writing class I'm taking with my MFA, it's been awesome. I teach multi-genre creative writing to high school…moreIf you're talking about the fiction writing class I'm taking with my MFA, it's been awesome. I teach multi-genre creative writing to high school students though, and that is always amusing. Trying to write YA fiction is so much easier when you're surrounded by such entertaining teenagers!(less)
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Chuck Palahniuk
“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

Gustave Flaubert
“It is a delicious thing to write, to be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating. Today, for instance, as man and woman, both lover and mistress, I rode in a forest on an autumn afternoon under the yellow leaves, and I was also the horses, the leaves, the wind, the words my people uttered, even the red sun that made them almost close their love-drowned eyes.”
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“Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”
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Raymond Chandler
“There is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.”
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
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Rebecca Renner R.B. wrote: "The Hero With a Thousand Faces This book has had a huge impact on writing craft. Virtually everyone knows about "the hero's journey" pattern for developing your plot and some "archety..."

I went into the book expecting it to be mostly about the hero's journey, but it's much more complex than that. It does a deep dive into all the important archetypes that parallel each other in the myths of various world traditions. Unfortunately, I'd have to be writing a thesis on it to go back and pick out pages. I do think you should read it, because you'll get a lot more out of it than just the one hero's journey structure.


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R.B. Young The Hero With a Thousand Faces This book has had a huge impact on writing craft. Virtually everyone knows about "the hero's journey" pattern for developing your plot and some "archetypal" characters who aid or oppose the hero figure. However, I -- like a lot people? -- haven't read this book. And I don't feel the need to. Am I missing out? Are there essential pages in this book that aren't encapsulated in the hero's-journey idea?


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Rebecca Renner Amanda wrote: "I was going through and deleting the ton of book recommendations when I saw your message "Rebecca Renner wanted to read: Please DO NOT use the recommend feature to recommend books to me. I have got..."

Haha. It is ironic, isn't it? I think you definitely understand the feeling if you've been deleting a ton of them.


Amanda Leanne I was going through and deleting the ton of book recommendations when I saw your message "Rebecca Renner wanted to read: Please DO NOT use the recommend feature to recommend books to me. I have gotten so many messages about this, that if you do this, I will unfriend you. Thank you for understanding." next to a big button telling me to reccommend you a book. After a stressful morning, I couldn't help but laugh at the irony and figured I would share it with you, since you were the source. Best wishes and take care.


message 8: by Roze

Roze Wallin Thank you for adding me, Rebecca! Happy to meet and connect with you.

~Roze


message 7: by K.E.

K.E. Saxon Thanks for the GR friendship, Rebecca!


message 6: by Eric

Eric Jackson It was tough to read about how much you have gone through in your life. I am happy that you've stayed focused on your goals.


Martha Perez Hi Rebecca! Happy to be connecting :)
Best Wishes


message 4: by Kira

Kira Hawke Hey there Rebecca! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again ;)


Brigitte Thank you for the friendvite Rebecca. Have a great day :)


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Kurt Chambers Thanks for the friends add, Rebecca :)


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Rick Schroeder Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for the friend request. Pleased to accept and am now following you here as well.

Rick


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