Top-Five Tools for Suspense in Creative Nonfiction — The Gloria Sirens

Originally posted on Lisa Lanser Rose: Sometimes when working on a personal essay or memoir we flood the engine of our prose. We’re trying hard to be as authentic, accurate, and open as possible, and so include everything remotely significant, and the forward momentum stalls under the weight. In revision, techniques from the art of fiction can goad the pace. Here are…

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Photographing Kazakhs in Mongolia and the Importance of Tea — The Insatiable Traveler

We sat on the ground around a low wooden table waiting for the day to begin. It was overcast, threatening rain and the ger was dim, throwing everything into monochrome. A pot of boiling milk sat on top of a battered wood-burning stove in the center of the room and I watched as steam rose […]

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