This month, in reading about writing, I’ve just finished reading Startle and Illuminate, compiled by Anne Giardini and Nicholas Giardini from Carol Shields’ personal and archived papers. Also, in Mid-October, I posted my thoughts about John McPhee’s Draft No. 4 (2017).
In writing about writing, I continue making notes about my experience juggling the voices of seven characters, as I
sink into approach the final stages of revising a book-length manuscript. Which aren’t so final, as I am still discovering layers of characterization to solidify those voices.
In reading about reading, I am revisiting Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night (2006).
And, in writing about reading, I have recently finished a review of Lauren B. Davis’ sixth novel, The Grimoire of Kensington Market, which considers the work in the context of her oeuvre (2 story collections and 5 other novels). Spoiler: it’s a great read and the writing is top-notch.
November 1, 2018
“I love the fall. It’s the time of year I have well-being, hope, even a kind of intoxication.”
James Salter to Robert Phelps Sept10, 1975