Writing Fiction With More Showing, Not Telling

Writing Fiction With More Showing, Not Telling

My sequel to BEGUILED is a historical novel taking place between 1938, when the Great Depression is still evident, to the 1970s. Most of the story covers the years 1938-1942. There are a number of (I hope) compelling scenes of the protagonist Miriam Butler working for...

Writing About Racism in 1930s

I’m writing the sequel to the first novel that was published in 2018. It covers the period between 1938 – about 1950. The protagonist Miriam meets a man 10 years her junior on assignment from the Federal Theater Project, funded by the WPA during the New...

Looking for TITLE for sequel to Beguiled

Would love to get help in finding a memorable title for this sequel. Here is a short synopsis of this story, which follows the protagonist, Miriam Levine Butler from 1938-1942. Since she was born in 1900, you (and I) can easily keep track of her age. If you know your...

Where’s the anti-Semitism in Beguiled?

Because journalist Tinky Weisblat questioned in her August review of BEGUILED in the Greenfield Recorder, why I hadn’t included any instances of anti-Semitism which was rampant in the early 1900s, I began to question myself. Why not? I grew up in small cities...

Researching Federal Theater Project (WPA) for Sequel

When I was writing BEGUILED and found a wonderful repository of information at a library in Austin, TX, I was delighted to learn so much about the history of 1920s Jazz Age and the intelligentsia who peopled it. Now I’ve discovered another library that holds...