Natalie C. Lockett
MOTHERHOOD IS FOR THE BIRDS
Tune into Nadine Kenney Johnstone's podcast Heart of the Story for Motherhood is for the Birds, a personal essay about the mothering habits of birds and the concerns of a would-be mother on the autism spectrum.
SAME MEMOIR DIFFERENT PLANET
In Never Say You Can’t Survive, Nebula- and Locus-award-winning science fiction author Charlie Jane Anders blends memoir, anecdote, and expert writing advice into a how-to guide for writers on using creativity to get through hard times.
P.J. Powell and Nat Lockett interviewed Anders for the Brevity blog, exploring how memoirists can use a sci-fi master’s writing tools to convey defining moments of their past.
CREATIVE EXORCISM FOR THE SELF-POSSESSED WRITER
Whether I’m writing fiction or nonfiction, every piece begins the same: with a haunting. It grows as any respectable haunting should, first with creaking footsteps in the other room, the sense something is watching, until there’s a full-blown apparition standing beside the bed whispering, “You need to write this down.”