In today’s ORIGINS, Eric D. Goodman discusses the origins of his novel, The Color of Jadeite, recently released from Apprentice House Books. The first spark is almost always an idea […]
For me, typically, story ideas are like rainbow trout: elusive, finicky, difficult to find and even harder to bring in once you’ve found them.
There is a group of us that meets every two weeks, give or take a month, in a low-lit bar attached to a liquor store.
The art of telling a story is often found in making connections between disparate things.
I realized that the heart of the story was not the cranberries or the road trip or Thanksgiving dinner, but what was missing.
History is nothing if not a series of revisions.
I am one of those people who thinks about finding dead bodies.
My writing isn’t governed by many rules, but I have a policy holds that when something falls easily out of the sky onto the page, I keep it, dressing up its impact from the landing, if needed.
“A Stone’s Throw from Home” was born out of frustration.
We’re reopening submissions for our “Origins” series, where authors talk about the origin of a story, essay, or poem. The story, poem, or essay must not be self-published or in […]