So very grateful to Bill Wolfe for the wonderful work he does promoting literary fiction by women writers at ReadHerLikeAnOpenBook.com
Paulette Livers is the author of Cementville, a 2014 novel about the impact of the Vietnam War on a rural Kentucky community when seven local boys are killed in one battle and a POW returns home to rebuild his life. Her debut novel has received strongly positive reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Elle magazine. Livers is the owner of Mighty Sword, a design and writing studio in Chicago. She blogs at https://paulettelivers.com/journal/.
“Fiction is stone deaf to argument. . . . The bad thing about arguments: they carry the menace of neatness into fiction.” —Eudora Welty, in her essay “Must the Novelist Crusade?”
The secret about writers that non-writers don’t know is that every time we start a new text, most of us feel as if we’re doing it for the first time. I begin from a place of confusion and move…
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