About a year and a half ago, I met my first McDaniel class. They were a diverse bunch, hailing from all over the place, but it didn’t take them long to bond, united in their passion for story and their drive to be good writers. I swear I learned as much from their questions as they did from my answers because they pushed me to think about things in depth, and they didn’t hesitate to say, “Wait a minute, what about this,” and make me give things I was sure about a second look. They were so hungry for knowledge that they devoured every reading I gave them and looked for more, bringing new sources back to class. They were, in short, story wonks, and they were amazing.
Which is why, one day toward the end of the last class, I said, “You’re all so smart, you should do a group blog.” And about a month later, eight of them launched Eight Ladies Writing. Continue reading