Author Archive: Lauren K. Denton

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Why We Write about Home

Why We Write about Home

Long before I knew southern fiction was an actual genre, I loved stories set in the south. From a young age, something about the cadence of life, the storytelling, the language—maybe even the proximity to water—pulled me in and made me sad to leave. One tradition that stuck out to me in this genre (it’s […]

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sending the Elevator Back Down

Sending the Elevator Back Down

Several years ago, I heard an author say that when a writer “makes it,” it becomes his or her job to send the elevator back down for those waiting their turn. It was a great way to encourage authors who’ve made it to the other side—who got the publishing deal or who’ve seen their book […]

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