The Art of Tetman Callis

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The dance of the inchwords

May 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“Writing is rich to the extent that the drama of the subject matter is supplemented or deepened by the drama of the letters within the words as they inch their way closer to each other or push significantly off.” – Gary Lutz, “The Sentence Is a Lonely Place”

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  • 1 Averil Dean // May 9, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Gary Lutz makes me so nervous. If I thought about writing this way, I’d never complete a single paragraph.

    It’s too much pressure, Tetman, too much!

  • 2 Tetman Callis // May 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Lutz is the writer who took the Gordon Lish method to its clearest development. I am glad he did. It meant I didn’t have to.

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