At the weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting a woman whom I had met before, years ago, but whose path hadn’t crossed with mine since. 987 more words
My first mirror interview - thanks to Ionia Martin and readful things blog!
The point of storytelling is to allow the audience to experience things that aren’t of themselves, to let them go on an adventure. It’s harder for readers to do that if it’s difficult for them to understand the writing, and lack of clarity is often the reason readers put down a book. 439 more words
It is difficult sometimes, when there are so many things for you to do. You have a job to hold on to, run your home, catch up on your tax filing, take the kids out on weekends, watch your favourite comedy show late in the nights… your life is just like so full. 431 more words
A 2009 winner of the National Poetry Series, Carrie Fountain’s Burn Lake weaves together several narrative strains: the young speaker’s internal life and interactions with others, a New Mexican city expanding and changing, and the expedition of Don Juan de Oñate, the Spanish explorer whose hapless expedition into the southwestern United States was ultimately a disaster. 2,664 more words