The Writer's Life

In the Throws of Edits

Every novelist will tell you that writing a book is the easy part. Editing it is the pits. When an author takes their own imagination and free writes their book without a scripted outline or any idea of where they are going, the story flows like jagged rocks tumbling down a mountainside and crashing into… Continue reading In the Throws of Edits

Year In Reading

Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

Ruth Anne “Bone” Boatwright was born out of wedlock and raised in Greenville County, South Carolina.  Her mother was determined that the word bastard to be removed from Bone’s birth certificate and was met with opposition until the day the county courthouse burned to the ground.  After her first husband passed away, Bone’s mother had… Continue reading Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina

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Bufflehead Sisters by Patricia J. DeLois

Janet had always wanted a sister, but her mother’s many miscarriages had prevented any siblings to be a part of her family.  Until one day, Janet met Sophie.  They became fast friends and were inseparable; calling themselves sisters.  Janet regales us with the story of their friendship and a fierce bond that held them together… Continue reading Bufflehead Sisters by Patricia J. DeLois