Monthly Archives: October 2012
So we got hit by Hurricane Sandy yesterday. This time, no trees came down on our property (thankfully), but we’ve been without power since last night. We’ve got hot water, and gas to cook on, but with no electricity and … Continue reading
I’ve got a confession to make: I read for escape. I don’t just read to learn, or to shape my moral compass, or to consider the deeper truths of life. If any of that happens, I’m ecstatic. I love to … Continue reading
Recently, a friend and I were talking about writing (like you do), and he drew my attention to some comments from Jonathan Carroll about the relationship between beautiful language and storytelling. In a 2002 interview with Rain Taxi, Carroll says: … Continue reading
NOTE: I’m still at Viable Paradise this week, so again, sorry if I’m slow to respond to comments! I will get to them, though, I promise. In case you missed it, there’s a really interesting new discussion of heroes and … Continue reading
Alas, alack, alarum! I’m traveling this week (actually, working as staff at this year’s Viable Paradise workshop) so I’m afraid I won’t be posting much this week. However, when I get back next week I’ll have some thoughts to share!
The other night, the conversation around our dinner table turned to narrative (as it often seems to) and a lively (read: heated) discussion on the relative merits of narrative framing devices ensued. Personally, I’m a fan of framing devices. When … Continue reading