Karen Kittrell

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Name: Karen Kittrell
Date registered: February 7, 2015

Latest posts

  1. The Top Score — August 8, 2017
  2. Theatrical Lightning; The 10-Minute Play — July 8, 2017
  3.  You, Me, Tolstoy and the Rest of the World — June 8, 2017
  4. The Tolstoy Zone — May 8, 2017
  5.  Battle Cry of An Anti-Hero — April 8, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. I Pitched an Agent, and I Liked It — 17 comments
  2. Help Wanted – First Sentence — 11 comments
  3. Little Free Libraries Deliver the Goods — 10 comments
  4. “She Wants to Dance Like Uma Thurman” Fallout Boy — 10 comments
  5. What to Expect When Your Writing Class is Online — 10 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 08

The Top Score

Lists, rankings and ratings eliminate some of the guesswork in life. For example, instead of chancing a bad experience, I check rating websites for a restaurant, a movie or even a church. Goodreads and other online forums allow readers to post comments and ratings about novels or collections of stories. How would the general population …

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Jul 08

Theatrical Lightning; The 10-Minute Play

Anton Chekhov’s four hundred plus short stories are an easier writing topic than his plays. My curiosity took me to Chekhov’s most famous plays: The Seagull, Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanya. Why did Chekhov shift from short stories to plays? His first play, perhaps marketed incorrectly as a comedy, was not received …

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Jun 08

 You, Me, Tolstoy and the Rest of the World

Summer is the season for love and affairs. I plan to have as many affairs as I can. Of course, I mean “art affairs” because good art demonstrates Tolstoy’s Theory of Art. In films, paintings and writing, art relationships convey emotion and bridge the distance between the artist and the art recipient. Film is an …

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May 08

The Tolstoy Zone

The name, Leo Tolstoy, carries a bit of an intimidation factor. Tolstoy lived in the 1800s, and the world has changed since then. Many writers have come and gone, yet Tolstoy continues to be relevant. At the library, I find several nondescript volumes lacking flashy colors, fonts and modern graphics. Recognizable titles include War and …

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Apr 08

 Battle Cry of An Anti-Hero

A new protagonist, wedged between hero and villain, is America’s favorite son – the anti-hero. Bad attitude, morally challenged and dark disposition replaces the patriotic, courageous and life-sacrificing hero. The anti-hero is usually male, might be the lesser of two evils and happens to be fighting for the right side – but for all the …

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