Closer to the bone

Feeling emotional after two beautiful readings by Lucy Caldwell and David Park. Honest, thoughtful and inspiring reflections on the art of writing short stories. In awe. Highlights:
‘A novel punches a huge hole in you when you finish. You expect that. Writing thirteen short stories though punches thirteen holes in you. It’s just as demanding’ David Park

‘The short story is the most magical, chemical, tricksey.’ Lucy Caldwell

‘You cannot be a writer with a glass chin. You must pick yourself up and keep going.’ David Park

On reviewers: ‘The bottom line is there isn’t any need to be unkind – please goodness say something positive.’ David Park

‘Short stories are closer to the bone, they demand emotional truth.’ Lucy Caldwell


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