Finch Nobles, who as a child was badly burned in a kitchen accident–“widowed by her own skin” (13)–has elected a living death rather than face the rejection of others. She has lived with death all her life, after all–her father was caretaker for the town cemetery–and when he died, she took over. She lives alone… Read More A Gracious Plenty, by Sheri Reynolds –book review
For the past few years I’ve struggled with what I –and others–have perceived to be a gaping hole in my memoir. Today I realized that the gaping hole is actually the end of that part of my story; I think I need to focus on excavating what I already have and delete what comes after.… Read More Wrestling with the story
A beginning, a middle, and an end. Yeah, thanks. Knew that, right? Check out this TED talk from Karen Thompson Walker, and consider using your own fears to write well-developed stories. Those fears ARE stories, after all, complete with characters and horrible things happening and an aftermath. Don’t we create stories all the time? Pema… Read More A Day in the Life of a Writer: What Makes a Good Story?