The Challenges of Realism

Once I decided to place my story within the real, historic events of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, I knew that the research required was not only going to be arduous, but absolutely critical. Any time an author attempts to weave actual history into a work of fiction (or, rather, fiction into actual history),Continue reading “The Challenges of Realism”

Why This Blog?

Years ago, my daughter was struggling to write an essay for her high school English class. It was about 11:00 at night, the paper was due the next day, and she had a major case of writer’s block. More specifically, her perfectionism and — bless her heart (because she gets this from me) — herContinue reading “Why This Blog?”