My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In my writing life, I tend to chafe against expectations of starting in medias res. I like backstory, I like to be prepared for the action when it comes. I don’t mind a leisurely pace. I am easily hurt by the implication that readers will not be as interested in my protagonist’s innermost thoughts and reflections as I think they should be.
One of the gentle lessons of this collection of essays is why I need to get over that reluctance to “get the story started”. Continue reading Book Review: Listening Against the Stone by Brenda Miller