Genre as Story Engine
On Oulipo, aliens, and short story generation
A couple years ago, I wrote an article for Lit Hub that attempted to explain my own fiction writing process. Like most writers (I think), I do not have a codified writing mathematics but rather a messy and chaotic internal process cobbled together—in my case—from Oulipean constraints, Lishian sentence theory, and my love of genre fiction, amon…
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