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Hannah’s Rules

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HTML Giant recently had a nice post from a former student of Barry Hannah’s that details the master’s rules for stories. Definitely check it out because the poster even featured a copy of Hannah’s handwritten notes, which sometimes frustrated me for hours as I tried to decipher the script.

Although, Hannah’s handwriting made it difficult for other students to skim over your grades. In the good old days when teachers just left a box of marked up papers outside their office door (how amazing is it that professors regularly posted social security numbers on the wall?), it was easy to flip through the pile to see how your classmates performed. But with Barry’s scrawl, it took time to read the comments, and you would have to be pretty ballsy to stand there with a colleague’s story in your hand for ten minutes.