ASSIGNMENT FROM THE SOUL FACTORY
When my third marriage ended in 1978, I immediately salvaged my family name and began a journal. I never kept journals during the marriages. Like silence and speech, marriage and private thought could not coexist—not because I feared someone would read my words without permission, but because I feared hearing my own voice.
Many writers have relied on journals and letters to help them to experiment with…Continue
“It helps if they are dead,” say many memoirists when asked about including family members in their work. Clearly, memoir is an undertaker’s profession: how to present the person so they look as natural as they did in life? Consider, for example, preparing the late Mickey Easterling, the infamous…Continue
Seeing someone wear a fiction dress, I thought how beautiful, glamorous and very sexy. Of course I wanted to have a dress like that! I had all the material at hand, reams of material in fact, from dense brocade and velvet to transparent silk chiffon. Like some unpaid, third-world garment worker, I became the…Continue
How great to see April Eberhardt featured by Brooke Warner. Fresh is an apt description not only for how we choose what we eat but also for how we choose the people that feed our creative spirits. April, as her name implies, is not only fresh, but crisp and delicious! Smart food for the weary writer, those fatigued from the usual publishing nightmares or wilted by the lack of imaginative spirit.