On Jul 20, 2015, at 5:25 PM, Caroline Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have fallen in love with a local street dog and am considering very seriously ways and means of her repatriation. Name is SiSi. It is not lost on me that I refer to this possibility as an act of repatriation.
Feeling certain that SiSi is a creature of Manhattan who has somehow gotten mixed up in this whole Guatemalan business and simply needs her shots and a good bath, as we all do. Continue reading →
Really listen to people’s stories. Get the hell out of your own way and listen. Take down every word, everything that’s “messed up” or “doesn’t sound right”. Let there be awkward silence and open spaces. Let the person speak. You just write. Then step back. You’ll have something amazing and the piece will have, more or less, written itself. It’s the Shake-n-Bake of writing exercises and I stand by it every time. Tonight I interviewed my Dad. Continue reading →