Describing my writing process brought many questions from the audience, which included Walter Bargen, Missouri’s first poet laureate. Surprisingly he came up to me after the talk and told me how much he enjoyed it and the story I read. Then he really surprised me by saying he uses the same writing techniques I described. Walter quite often starts with a title and the story, or poem in his case, flows from there. (I’m not alone and not near as weird as I thought.)
The talk was scheduled for an hour and I had no problem filling it up with a talk about my book Interludes & Lunch, a collection of short stories published by PBL, Limited. Questions took up another 30 minutes. Most of the questions concerned how I got published and writing techniques and of course: “Are these stories based on real experience?” I stressed that they are fiction but we all write about what we know. At least I do.
I’ve been invited back, but it won’t be until next year some time. If you have time, I recommend cruising over to Columbia on the third Saturday of the month and give a listen. Oh, and the doughnuts are delicious.
About this Author:
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Bill's book, Interludes & Lunch, is available at AMAZON