About David Beckman

David Beckman's novel, Under Pegasus, is under option for a film. His short stories have appeared in North Atlantic Review and The Jamestown Post-Journal. His plays have been produced at Triangle Theatre's Beast Festival, Powerhouse Theatre, and West Beth Theatre Center. David has taught at The Writer's Center, Chautauqua, New York, and mentored poets in NY schools.

Study a Scene from David Beckman’s Novel-in-Progress

Here is a sample scene from the novel-in-progress that David Beckman refers to in last week’s interview about being mentored in his writing.  You will notice that he has made stylistic decisions in using sentence fragments to evoke the little boy Addison’s point of view.  He also uses terminology of the time period he is … Continue reading

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Working with a Writing Mentor

As a writing instructor, it is always interesting to me to talk with other writers who teach.  I enjoy hearing about the parts of the teaching process that excite them.  This past June, I had the opportunity to talk over breakfast with New York writer Janice Eidus.  She said: When I guide writers in their … Continue reading

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