In this week’s journey Behind the Prose, I interview teacher and writer Joan Dempsey. Before discussing the way she crafts character actions (she’s got a technique that will certainly show you how committed she is to authenticity in her work), we talk about how she’s
So in case you’ve been living under a literary rock, Sarah Gerard’s debut novel Binary Star is a cosmic force in its own right. According to Wolf Literary Services, Gerard’s made EIGHT best lists for 2015. Count ’em: ONE: GQ‘s Six Best Books of January TWO: Buzzfeed’s
BY JENNIFER GENEST Objects are a writer’s friend. Almost any object is loaded if you think about it long enough. I am always surprised when objects in a story end up doing the “heavy lifting (explaining difficult or emotional things)” without it seeming forced or obvious.
On Sunday, January 25, 2015, Jennifer Genest, MFA will join me on Behind the Prose to discuss two of her recent publications in the genres of fiction and creative nonfiction. We will be close reading and discussing her flash fiction story “Ways to Prepare White Perch” and