Patricia Park talks to us about how she blocks out her scenes from the very beginning, keeping in mind the scene’s necessary Pulse and Point (POS), and how she combines and revises her first ideas into deeper, more complicated moments of emotion and purpose.
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Patricia Park is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at American University, Fulbright scholar in Creative Arts, Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, and author of the acclaimed debut novel, RE JANE (Penguin), a Korean-American reimagining of Brontë's JANE EYRE. RE JANE was named Editors' Choice by The New York Times Book Review; Best Books of 2015 by American Library Association; O, The Oprah Magazine pick; NPR "Fresh Air" pick; and others. She was born and raised in Queens and lives in Brooklyn. Her second book, a YA novel titled IMPOSTER SYNDROME & OTHER CONFESSIONS OF ALEJANDRA KIM, just came out to glowing reviews in February.