I took a break. Have you?
Thanks, Kim! Your thoughts onPOV are going to show up in a session on voice in my Memoir class starting in September through local Madison College—online, so open to anyone, anywhere. And you’ve just grown my bedside stack by several inches.
This is so great Kim. Thank you! I have just ordered four new books based on this instalment of your newsletter. I will do a little POV experiment in the chapter I'm writing. As for finding writing partners, I haven't formalized anything (yet) but I do informal exchanges with a variety of people, depending on what sort of feedback I'm seeking. For example, I recently sent a personal essay to a new friend who is not a writer but is squarely in my target demographic. She has offered to read more from a reader's perspective, which is really helpful to me as a sort of beta-test. There are also a couple of people from my year that I exchange writing with from time-to-time. Having a shared experience from the MFA program helps with respect to how we evaluate each other's writing.