I've reached the last stage of the hero cycle in this series. It is known as "The Return." This is where all the people who watched the potential hero answer his call and embark on his journey welcome him home with open arms and shower him with gifts. Really. That's what this stage is all about. I … Continue reading The Hero Cycle #3 – The Return
After I started quilting, I discovered quilt fiction. I had no idea until I started reading a few books with a quilt focus, but this is almost a genre unto itself and it actually has been since the mid-1800’s. Apparently quilters' obsessions with anything at all having to do with "quilting" has existed for centuries. … Continue reading Quilt Stories (or Quilters’ Obsessions with Anything Related to Quilts)
I wrote a story. What now? I am clearly new at this game and writing short fiction is not something I thought I would ever really be interested in as I have taught them for years and recognize that a tight, good story would be, for me, much harder to write than a novel. I … Continue reading What does one do with a short story?