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R. Morrow Little

Writer in progress.. studied at Oberlin College before leaving on a soul's sojourn, travelling the Americas teaching English as a second language before returning to study media arts now on Hilo side of The Big Island in Hawaii.. greatening interest in building sustainable farming community

Story: When a Tree Falls


Each week authors will be given a new question to answer which will lend additional insight into their story and writing process. Do you have a question you'd like to see the authors answer? Tweet it to @aNextAuthor!

What is the best writing advice you've ever heard?
Write everyday
When you start a new story do you prepare an outline in advance or do you just jump right in?
I use an outline
How do you deal with writing criticism, apart from just ignoring it?
Depends on if it is constructive or just from some angry little bug
America's Next Author has been running for almost 8 weeks. If you could re-submit now, would you change anything about your story?


Alyce Wilson

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Wow. I think it would probably take multiple readings for me to grasp everything that's in here. Your writing is very vivid, and for that you should be commended. The story was hard to follow, however, and it was unclear exactly who the speaker is and why these things are happening (other than it being a dream). I think you'd enjoy my story, "Dating Safari." Please give it a read and leave your comments!

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Not a great read
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America's Next Author is the first social writing contest. Friends, family, fans and publishing industry experts will read authors' submissions and nominate their favorite to be America's next major author. Everyone can participate!