Geoffrey Faber, "Home Service"

Home Service “At least it wasn’t your fault” I hear them console When they come back, the few that will come back. I feel those handshakes now. “Well, on the whole You didn’t miss much. I wish I had your knack Of stopping out. You still can call your soul Your own, at any rate. […]

Turn Your Writing Topsy-Turvy

In Jane Yolen’s Take Joy: A Writer’s Guide to Loving the Craft, she writes, “When we force ourselves to go topsy-turvy, we can see anew what is on the page,” (p. 49).She suggests taking a single chapter and re-reading the whole thing while changing the gender of the characters, or the point of view, or […]