I found that just talking some things out helped to solidify vague parts of the story, and my sisters are very detail-oriented people who also happen to be generous with their time. Why nine?
I have forgotten many things about my own life, but I do remember the complexities of being nine — old enough to understand some things, but not old enough to be deliberately included in any adult conversations. Any older and she would lapse into that judgmental-pre-adolescent phase I remember so painfully, and not have quite the same multifaceted feelings for Stacy that she does as a nine-year-old. But when it came time to suggest another title, I had nothing — that first title had been in my mind for too long.
My husband and I went out to dinner and wrote about a hundred titles on a napkin — some of them pretty desperate and most of them awful. What made you decide to start the story with the adult Kirsten, rather than keep it in her young voice? In one of my MFA workshops, a present-time opening scene was suggested, and somehow that just felt right. A: My next novel begins in Sacramento and follows a father-daughter duo as they head east along I in search of revenge for a wrongful death.
My husband and I took a reverse of this road trip in the spring, so I could get the details right. Paula Treick DeBoard is a reader, writer and all-around slave to the field of public education.
She earned a B. In , she graduated from the University of Southern Maine with an MFA degree in Creative Writing Fiction and a rediscovered passion for staring at a laptop screen for long hours.
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