The Simily Spotlight
Back in August, I had a story I wrote over at Simily chosen as the “Story of the Month.”
At the time, the site still didn’t have 10,000 members — but it was growing.
This month, I was asked to participate in the “Writer Spotlight” — a chance to share more about the story behind “Birds of Pray.”
Here’s an excerpt from that interview:
When it comes to fiction, I like to write about hidden reality — the scenes behind the scenes — the dark places where people are often truly themselves. So often, we see only a fraction of a person — and we then accept that as all of them. I like to imagine what else is happening. We are all multi-faceted and many have a tendency to compartmentalize. I want to expose the compartments.
Certainly, this tendency can be seen in the Macon County Supper Club series.
It is also seen in my most recent personal essay — about how sorting candy became a way of sorting out my life:
How M&Ms Helped Create Order Out of Chaos
And how I learned to let go and live a happier life
What types of fiction do you enjoy reading? If you write fiction, what guides you as you create characters?