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Arms and the man

May 11th, 2012 · 4 Comments

“As far as arms go, I think they’re the one part of the body that tends to get short shrift in fiction, even though they’re the place where the trouble between people usually gets its start.” – Gary Lutz (from Justin Taylor interview in Bookslut)

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Averil Dean // May 11, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Note to self: Pay attention to characters’ arms.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // May 11, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I’m not sure I ever have or haven’t. If the arms were doing something, I suppose I did. But it would be what they were doing, not them per se.

  • 3 Averil Dean // May 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I’m telling you, this Lutz fellow makes me nervous. He seems to be one of those clever, capable men who lays down the Laws of Writing in such a way as to render me wordless.

  • 4 Tetman Callis // May 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I don’t think he would ever lay down the law to anyone other than himself, and then he’d be just as like to lay down for it.

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