About the classes, don’t just take writing classes. Our job is to reflect the world, so the more we know about it, the better we can describe it. I love plant identification classes, for instance, and I’m so glad I took astronomy and earth science and chemistry, and life drawing and Japanese, and, well, Old Time Fiddle by Ear. Be open to new information and new experiences. It’s all material.
This disturbing memoir of a child’s “relationship” with a pedophile would be twice as good and half the size if her editor had cut all of the unnecessary monologues in […]