Day 43: Dark Night, Crisis, & Climax with Julie Carrick Dalton & Tara Lynn Masih
Our First Fifty-Day Writing Challenge
Looking at some traditional Western plot points today. Why might they be useful (or not)? How might we try to understand or subvert them? And why might this point in your book feel like your own dark night of the soul? Helping us answer these questions are authors Julie Carrick Dalton and Tara Lynn Masih.
Tara Lynn Masih is a National Jewish Book Award Finalist and winner of a Julia Ward Howe Award, a Florida Book Award, a Benjamin Franklin Award, and multiple Foreword Book of the Year Awards. She is the author of the acclaimed novel My Real Name Is Hanna and editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. Tara also founded The Best Small Fictions series. How We Disappear is her second story collection. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.
Julie Carrick Dalton’s debut novel WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG has been named to Most Anticipated 2021 book lists by CNN, Newsweek, USA Today, Parade, and Buzzfeed, and was an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Books of the Month. Her work has appeared in Orion Magazine, The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Chicago Review of Books, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and other publications. She is an alum of Tin House, Bread Loaf, and GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator and is a member of the Climate Fiction Writers League. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of fiction in the age of climate crisis at universities, libraries, and conferences. Her second novel, THE LAST BEEKEEPER, will be published in March 2023 by Tor/Forge Macmillan and is available for pre-order now.