Monthly Archives: November 2012

Where the Sidewalk Ends

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about research and what happens when the concrete information dries up, when reality has to give way to imagination. As a writer that’s maybe the best moment. I have to leap and hopefully soar within the story because there is no other choice. It’s also a critical moment in the life of the story. Research can be seductive. I remember talking with a coworker a few years ago, and she described this novel she was working on. In loving detail she described the research she’d done on Victorian women. But when pressed to discuss …Read more »

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