The Mind of a Writer Gallery

American Writers Museum/The Mind of a Writer Gallery
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The American Writers Museum celebrates American writers through innovative, state-of-the-art exhibitions and compelling programming.

Being a great writer requires mastery of skills, HARD WORK,  and a creative mind.

How do great writers think and work? Exhibits in this gallery explore both the sublime (influences, inspiration, and creativity) and the practical (working habits and the fundamental structural elements of writing), helping you better understand some of the most significant works in American literature and inspiring you to experiment with your own creativity!

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Some of the exhibits in this space include: Story of the Day, Anatomy of a Masterwork, Featured Works, and WordPlay. By the end of your journey, you will have had the opportunity to bridge the connection between reader and writer, explore specific aspects of one writer's life/work, and delve deep into contextual information surrounding great American literature.

Be sure to experiment with the writing techniques shown throughout the museum at the Story of the Day exhibit. We know that writers use many different tools, so you can try out a variety of typewriters or good old pen-and-paper to write your own story. Add it to the Story Wall, or take it home to share with your friends. Stories of all lengths and skill levels are encouraged. Better writing is all about practice, so don't be shy! 

"Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas." – Susan Sontag

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