Finding My Voice Up Where the Air is Clear

by Eric Nishimoto Eric Nishimoto is the 2013 Mayborn Biography Fellow, who just recently returned from his writer-in-residency at Stone Feather Ridge, the home of acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris and his wife Patty. Here are a few of Eric’s thoughts after two and a half weeks of writing in paradise. Click here for more…

Out of the Fiery Cauldron a Writer Emerges

by Amelia Jaycen When you find that every cell in your body is motivated toward story-telling— as George says, “stories no one else is telling in ways no one else is telling them”—if your protons and neutrons are spinning and all your chemistry has undergone catalysis, it is possibly due to the introduction of a…

How the Hell Did I Get Here?

by Alicia Auping Dust swirls. It’s a staring contest, and I’m losing. My opponent’s eyes are pools of black bulging from his head. His head is the size of my entire body, and he lowers it, swinging it back and forth. Never mind the horns. How the hell did I get here? Even though I…