Category Wishbone

Gray cat behind a cardboard box with a book, titled Endurance, held in the foreground

Q&A Part 3

More of my updated Q&A with the wonderful Women and Words (sadly “on hiatus”). A lot of the answers are still good, and I’ve updated others. Here’s the rest of me. Is there a book by another author that you wish you had written? I don’t know that there’s another book that I would like […]

Book cover with title Wishbone showing a wishbone lying on painted boards, byline Elaine Burnes

Q&A Part 2

Several years ago, I did a Q&A with the wonderful Women and Words (sadly “on hiatus”). A lot of the answers are still good, and I’ve updated some others. Here’s Elaine! Part 2 Tell us about your biggest guilty pleasure. For example, do you sit naked in your pantry in the middle of the night […]

Author Q&A Part 1

Several years ago, I did a Q&A with the wonderful website Women and Words (sadly “on hiatus”). A lot of the answers are still good, and I’ve updated some others. But it’s long, so I’m going to break it up. Here’s Elaine! Part 1 Introduce yourself to the rest of the class. Who are you […]

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A Question of Character

There’s much discussion among writer about how to craft characters and reader questions about how writers come up with their characters. Are they based on real people? I’m surprised at the number of writers who admit they are. I can’t imagine that. I mean, lately when I’m deep in the writing and I’m trying to […]

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Writing a Transgender Character

A piece last fall in Time magazine about the movie The Danish Girl inspired this post (I’m a bit behind). In particular this line, “Stories about transgender people have been received rapturously over the past two years…” And, “But when the script first landed in [Director Tom] Hooper’s lap back in 2008, he says, it […]

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The Nature of Character

I recently learned that all four baby eagles I’d watched hatch and fledge from a nest in Iowa last year, thanks to a web cam, have died. Mostly from electrocution. Power poles are dangerous. It struck me as incredibly sad, but also as an important lesson about nature—bad things happen. The parent eagles are back […]

Freefall

I’ve been pushed out of an airplane and am waiting to see if my chute opens. This is the exciting part. This is where the action is. Will I land gently and on target, or will I crash into that guy’s barn? I joke, but that really happened recently on the Cape. Two men died. […]

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