Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
I have attached a diagram to illustrate the many layers of The Hakawati. The novel’s structure is kind of like a braid. There are three main lines of story that intertwine: The present, the past, and the fairy tale. These main lines then have… Continue Reading “Layers Like Baklava”
This month’s mentor is one I like so much I actually wrote about him for my MA thesis. Since I don’t want to let all that dense academic jargon go to waste, I’m going to be pulling bits from my thesis to help me… Continue Reading “Modes of Storytelling”
In Good Blonde and Others, the opening selection is about Kerouac, hitchhiking back from Mexico, catching a ride in a brand-new Lincoln Mercury driven by a beautiful blonde in a bathing suit. Throughout the section, Kerouac wonders who on Earth would ever believe that… Continue Reading “Where to Put the Good Blonde?”