Sunday, February 14, 2010

Writing Fiction

Hello all! I can't believe it's been so long since my introduction on the site. I have been interviewing for and just received a new job at my company. My focus has been there and now that I'm settled on a new position, I can sit down here on Writers Rising and write thoughtfully.

One thing I've been thinking more about is writing fiction. I've been writing some short essays, descriptions really, of people I encounter in New York. On the subway, in coffee shops, on the street, as I'm waiting for the elevator. It's helping me keep my ears wide open.

Here is a link to one of these essays that I've been working on. I'd love to know what you think!

7 comments:

kbxmas said...

Christa, I really enjoyed this little vignette. The characters are well drawn and believable, the dialogue strong and the story sad and touching. Very real.

kbxmas said...

I would be interested in contributing to Writers Rising. A sample of my writing can be found in my latest post at: http://kbxmas.blogspot.com/2010/02/lost-in-kansas-planet-earth.html

My email is kbxmas@hotmail.com

Thanks, Kristin

Katherine Jenkins said...

Christa-Can you post your essay directly onto Writers Rising? I don't think it's too long and you may receive more comments if we have direct access to it. Thanks, Katherine

Katherine Jenkins said...

Kristin-Looking forward to your posts on WR

Heather Conroy said...

Wow! I really enjoyed your story. I loved the character descriptions and the flow of your thoughts intertwined with them. Imagine all the people on trains and streets and all their thoughts-what a cacophony if they were audible!

Christa said...

Sure thing, Kathy! Will do :) Thanks for asking - I was worried it was too long!

christainnewyork said...

thanks, Heather - every morning on my way to work I wonder what all the people on the subway are going through. I'm reminded that we're all "going through it" as a friend of mine say. We go underground to the subway and it's amazing the emotions and pieces of lives that bubble to the surface.