Donna Margara

Donna Margara

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    Donna Margara

    Yes, there’s a lot of crossover in fiction/nonfiction techniques. I’m jealous of you fiction writers, though. I just don’t have it in me. 🙂

    Four Techniques of Effective Flash Nonfiction Writers
    Donna Margara

    I’m flattered. Thank you.

    Four Techniques of Effective Flash Nonfiction Writers
    Donna Margara

    Congrats on getting published! Yes, creative nonfiction is often a difficult art to define. If you haven’t already, you should check out brevitymag.com. It’s lit mag devoted to flash NF.

    Four Techniques of Effective Flash Nonfiction Writers
    Donna Margara

    Thank you all for your kind words. I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

    Four Techniques of Effective Flash Nonfiction Writers
    Donna Margara

    I am STILL on the fence about many facets in the final season/episode. However, I love that you pointed out that Barney has the most character growth over the course of the series. Regardless of the series outcome, I thought Barney’s personal ending was perfect. It wasn’t until he held his daughter, that he could say things like, “I love you” and “everything I have is yours” and TRULY mean it. In that moment, he finally understood love and commitment, and thought it was much more meaningful and powerful for Barney to have that with his little girl than with Robin.

    How I Met Your Modern Sitcom: Rethinking Love & Relationships
    Donna Margara

    I, too, hope that Silicon Valley takes the second route. I’m a fan of Mike Judge, from back in the Beavis and Butthead days, and even more so for King of the Hill. Satire is something I think Judge does very well, so I would expect that same level of make-laugh-make-you-think will hold true for this series.

    How HBO is Ready to Dominate Spring with Sex, Violence, Nerds & Politics
    Donna Margara

    Strong characterization is such a vital piece of any creative work. I don’t write fiction very often anymore, and when I do I stay away from genre elements such as supernatural/fantasy/science fiction etc. That being said, I admire writers who can work in genre AND produce real, believable characters. I particularly enjoyed the uninspired hero portion of your analysis. It reminds me of the power of an anti-hero; one who is perhaps morally ambiguous. That’s always fun.

    How and Why Neil Gaiman’s Characters Work