Writing With Others

Writing With Others

Writing is, by nature, a solitary endeavor. Inspiration, conception, research and development, and execution are, for the most part, done in a state of introspection. Collaboration, if any, occurs when we finally allow someone to look at what we produced during that time, a period of length which varies for everyone. What may take one [...]

Her Hair, Her Choice.

Her Hair, Her Choice.

"She cut her hair." "What? Short?" "Yes! Chopped it all off! What was she thinking?" "She was such a pretty, elegant young lady." The woman's companion shook her head. Her own hair, I noticed, was plaited in a long braid draped across her bosom. "All the young girls are cutting their hair off now." In [...]

Book Review: Disoriental, by Négar Djavadi (Translated from the French by Tina Kover for Europa editions)

Book Review: Disoriental, by Négar Djavadi (Translated from the French by Tina Kover for Europa editions)

Every now and then, I pick up a book I can't breeze through over a weekend. I love those books: those witty, lovely beach reads. But, sometimes––sometimes, I crave a novel that makes me pause, makes me think, perhaps makes me look at my own prejudices with a bit of vinegary honesty. And, if the [...]