5. Gammage’s Drug Store was a real store in Greenville, Alabama. My mother always told me about growing up going to Gammage’s, so I named a Pine Creek store after it. It’s at the same intersection as Langley’s Five and Dime, which is named after my childhood best friend and her family. The depot hadn’t … More Facts 5-8 of 105 Facts!
My Google search history makes me look pretty crazy sometimes. But sometimes, I discover some pretty fascinating stories. … More Stumbling through history.
105 days until my thesis is due! In honor of that, I’m starting a running list of “105 Facts about The Left & the Leaving.” These are facts or Easter eggs I’ve sprinkled into my book: real names, dates, or events, or just subtle nods & inside jokes. This is a running list, and I’ll … More 105 Facts about The Left & the Leaving.
When I was researching manic depression for the character of Althea, one of the resources I looked to was Stephen Fry’s documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. In the midst of the holidays, the closing of the dumpster fire that was 2016, and the start of the new year, I’ve been thinking a … More Everything Ever After.
Or when it smacks you in the face.
A writing friend once told me: Look, if you tell me something, it’s with the knowledge that I might tell someone else, or write about it, or both. So if you don’t want me to do that, don’t tell me.
Great read over on Ploughshares by Megan Mayhew Bergman back in 2010 on writing Southern accents. Check it out at: Trying to Write the Southern Accent