I believe that intentions matter. They matter in life and they matter in writing fiction. If you sincerely want to explore the humanity of a character who happens to be of a different race, that sincerity will shine through. Readers are so awesomely smart.
I was telling myself stories in my head before I learned how to read, so there was really no original inspiration other than boredom and instinct.
This week—in the spirit of candidness, “zigzag paths,” and the ways in which “shoulds” affect our writing and reading lives (and vice versa)—members of the Bloom staff share their “Unread Classics.”
by Jane Hammons
What Meloy does share with Thoreau is a need for wilderness. As a naturalist and memoirist, she guides her readers toward a conscious relationship with the natural world, urging them to bear witness—to choose something to care about.