The Inefficiency of Writing

Karol Nielsen’s memoir Black Elephants has just been released. She will be blogging all week for MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council.

The facts of my story were always clear but the meaning eluded me for years. I took creative writing courses with a gifted, generous man who asked essential questions: Who are the characters? What is the conflict? What are you saying? Now I am a memoir writing instructor at New York University, asking students the same questions. Straightforward but difficult questions when telling a true story.

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2 responses to “The Inefficiency of Writing

  1. Love this. Can’t wait to read the book. JudyBF

  2. Pingback: Never Quit on a Hill | Jewish Book Council Blog

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