My name's Kate, and I live inside a novel-in-progress by Leona Theis. The novel is "at rest" for the moment (between drafts). While Leona was writing, I showed up here to talk about what it's like to be written. Which means the site is also a peep show into how one writer writes and a resource for thinking about creativity.
Category Archives: Writing
A few years ago, the Guardian celebrated Elmore Leonard’s famous rules for writing fiction by soliciting further rules by other well-knowns – people like Athill, Enright, Ford, Gaiman, Kennedy, on and on. From time to time my author, L, will lead … Continue reading
We built small blazes at first. Built them for the smell of fire nibbling at straw, for the thrill of the sudden flare. And for the drama of the miniature world we imagined down in the grass, burning up. The … Continue reading
I don’t want you to be unduly nervous if, next time you’re sitting in a café having a nice conversation with friends, you see my author L at a nearby table, working. As I said, I don’t want you to … Continue reading