Connie May Fowler, award-winning novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter.

This week's Write The Book Prompt was suggested by my guest, Connie May Fowler, whose latest novel, How Clarissa Burden Learned To Fly, involves the ghosts of women who reside in a graveyard. Connie May recommends walking through a cemetery in your own area and finding a tombstone, and then writing a story or poem inspired by that tombstone and the person whose grave it marks.

Good luck with this exercise and please listen next week for another.

Music credits: 1) “Dreaming 1″ - John Fink; 2) “Filter” - Dorset Greens (a Vermont band featuring several South Burlington High School students.

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  • Janie Watts

    Thanks for the Connie May Fowler interview. I enjoyed hearing about her writing process, and especially her vision of “Clarissa Burden” and the circular form the book took.

    Aug 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm
  • writethebook

    I really enjoyed interviewing Connie May. She’s the kind of person you feel - within the first ten minutes - as if you’ve known all your life. She’s also an incredibly thoughtful writer from whom I learned a lot in an hour. Thanks for your feedback, Janie. - Shelagh

    Aug 3, 2010 at 12:41 pm