NEWS & EVENTS
"And so ye of seductive–oops!– deductive reasoning capacities have by now realized that the winner of The First Annual Peggy Dobbs Write-of-Passage Contest, and $500 is Kristy Webster, for her story “Mother Song.” Within 250 words, we discover a woman who has found her power. Am I the only male who has found himself in those grains? Those terrifying and miniscule worlds?
Kristy’s first story in our competition set the bar very high, and she did not disappoint us with her final entry.Kristy has originality, imagery, pathos, and a unique voice that deserves the reward of a broad audience. Let’s all hope this helps launch a career, and that she remembers us!"
"The man returned to his wife after seven months. He’d left to find himself and locate the love he’d lost for her, but by then, it was too late."
I am a chaotic writer. I love Stephen King's book On Writing and credit it for encouraging a writing style I'd already become accustomed to. I get the story out, basically, I vomit it up all over the screen. I write so fast my fingertips get sore. I write like I'm on fire. I look over my first draft and it is a total mess, a hot mess. THEN I go back and revise and revise and revise again. But during my first draft I allow myself to create and screw up as much as I like. The first draft is about capturing the story, not finding the perfect words and building flawless sentences.
“Magic Realism,” a style of writing associated with Nobel Prize laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, has sometimes been used to describe the work of Port Angeles writer, Michael Mills, as well as that of Kristy Webster of Port Townsend.
2016 Pacific Northwest Book Tour
Readings at Queen Anne and Orca Books in Seattle Have been
cancelled and will be rescheduled shortly.
Sunday, February 21st, Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Island, WA