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.
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Kill your darlings. Throw them in the bin. Writers say that all the time. I’ve heard my author L say it under her breath, referring to portions of the novel she’s writing about me. I’ve seen her do it, and … Continue reading
According to The Onion, that organ of the satiric masterpiece, there’s a painting in a coffee shop in Madison, Wisconsin that’s recently found its voice. This report intrigues me for at least two reasons: not only am I a fictional … Continue reading
The prologue to the novel-in-progress has just been whisked away. Whoosh. I can still feel the breeze. Now it’s just me, Kate, making my dramatic entrance there on page one, and nothing to hide behind. What’s a character to do? … Continue reading