Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson

Author | The Land of Steady Habits

Ted Thompson’s novel The Land of Steady Habits was published in 2014 by Little, Brown. It was a Barnes and Noble Discover pick, an Amazon Debut of the Year, and a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. It has been adapted by Nicole Holofcener into a feature film for Netflix, which will be released in late 2018. His stories have appeared in Tin House, American Short Fiction, One Teen Story, and Best New American Voices. He has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Elizabeth George Foundation, Writers Omi at Ledig House, the Truman Capote Trust, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He teaches for Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and in the Brooklyn College MFA program. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.

Novel Structure, or How to Find Your Book’s Inherent Shape

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Anyone who has taken a writing workshop while working on a novel knows that while they can be helpful on a single chapter, the format isn’t suited to address many of the larger issues at play in a novel. I’ve found, in reading early novel drafts, that those issues are almost always structural, and that […]