Gail Gauthier: Perhaps You Can’t Miss When You Begin With A War Story
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August 10, 2012 at 12:14PM
I am ashamed to say that I don’t read as many author guest posts at blogs or articles about unfamiliar authors as I know I should. The reason? Just how different is the writing experience? I can’t read the same thing over and over again.
So I didn’t expect to get far with the Cynsations Guest Post Ed Briant on Hitler, Miss McNally & Stephen King. I hadn’t heard of him or his books and the post looked a little long. It was an excellent piece of creative nonfiction, though, telling a story from his past that relates to his attitude toward the books he writes in his present. It also fits the definition of a “personal essay” that I learned years ago–it deals with something specific from his life that has a universal connection.
And it throws in a story about a real survivor of the Blitz. Blitz survivors may be a bit of a cliche in fiction, but they’re still pretty compelling in real life.