Author Archives: BettyJoyce Nash and Deirdra McAfee

About BettyJoyce Nash and Deirdra McAfee

BettyJoyce writes lit-fiction and journalism; she teaches at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Va. Deirdra McAfee writes lit-fiction, and teaches at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Va.

“Stories write themselves years before they appear on paper”–Elaine LaMattina

L&L: How and when did “The Weight” begin to take shape, and how did it evolve as you wrote? In my experience, stories begin to write themselves years before they appear on paper. That was certainly the case with “The … Continue reading

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Interview: Writer Sara Kay Rupnik discusses the gun in “An Act of Mercy”

L&L: How did “An Act of Mercy” evolve? SKR: Anger triggered the story. I knew of a woman whose husband had left her; she was in the back of my mind, a friend of a friend; there had been no violence but … Continue reading

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