It’s National Novel Writing Month! And I’m reflecting on my own process—and answering questions from novelists-to-be—all month long.
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Mapping the Road Not Taken: Three German Words That Threatened Women’s Freedom
There’s a lot about Weimar in The Road Not Taken. (There’s even an excerpt of some of those chapters up at Ms. magazine!) To this day, I haven’t seen an environment in which women were so free—and I grew up in Greenwich Village. This brings me to today’s magical question: What three words define your freedom?
Mapping the Road Not Taken: Four Egyptian Myths and a Second Chance at Life
Egyptian mythology says that your heart gets weighed against a feather when you die. I like that. You get judged for what you did with the lifetime you just lived. That brings me to today’s magical question: What is the life you’re waiting to live—and when will you begin allowing yourself to live it?
The Power of Telling Stories By, For, and About Women
I am a storyteller. At six years old I told stories that took my character deep into a cave where she discovered walls of colorful jewels and cavernous rooms filled with weird creatures.