Category: Shop Talk

Shop Talk with Susan Signe Morrison about Grendel’s Mother (2 of 2)

And now, without further ado, talking shop with Susan Signe Morrison, whose novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife is just out from Top Hat Books! Q:  In Grendel’s Mother you use a spare style, no psychological explorations, no in depth descriptions of… Continue Reading “Shop Talk with Susan Signe Morrison about Grendel’s Mother (2 of 2)”

Susan Signe Morrison's novel Grendel's Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife (1 of 2)

This past winter I had the pleasure of reading the manuscript of Susan Signe Morrison’s novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife. Here’s what I wrote after a few days of walking around with this wonderful book in my head: In Grendel’s Mother:… Continue Reading “Susan Signe Morrison's novel Grendel's Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife (1 of 2)”

Susan Signe Morrison’s novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife (1 of 2)

This past winter I had the pleasure of reading the manuscript of Susan Signe Morrison’s novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife. Here’s what I wrote after a few days of walking around with this wonderful book in my head: In Grendel’s Mother:… Continue Reading “Susan Signe Morrison’s novel Grendel’s Mother: the Saga of the Wyrd-Wife (1 of 2)”

Shop Talk: Creativity, Sanity, Deadline

I have been quiet, working toward a looming deadline. A good friend across country is in a similar space, completing her doctoral dissertation. Earlier this week she asked how I do it over and over again, writing to a deadline and managing to keep… Continue Reading “Shop Talk: Creativity, Sanity, Deadline”

Shop Talk: Tweeting re My Work-in-Progress

I am fascinated by the creative process, my own and others’. I know writers who begin with a beautiful first sentence and build a book from that, never changing that first sentence. I know others who begin with an interaction among characters, essentially a… Continue Reading “Shop Talk: Tweeting re My Work-in-Progress”