self portrait

Create the character for whom this is a self portrait.

lobster trap 1ebszabo

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only trouble

Janet Burroway wrote this about story:  “Only trouble is interesting.”

maine trip with mark nov 2012 179 ebszabo

What we believe becomes the landscape in which we live. Write the story of a character who’s beliefs created this place to call home.

maine trip with mark nov 2012 142 ebszabo

taking leave

How and why we take our leave from a place can define who we become – and it can make us unreliable narrators of our own lives.

trees with shadows ebszabo

Write the character who has lived here, beginning with the moment they walk away. Capture the ways in which memory (back-story) is influenced by their reason for leaving, more than by what may actually have happened.