We will talk about taking NOTES. All the time. Everywhere you go. Your writer’s eye should be open and on the lookout for sparkling details, strange truths, and unforgettable images. These notes we will compile, constantly, every day from now on. Then we will use them to make our LISTS. These lists will work as an aid, a support for when we falter, when our pens lift off the page. That is when we will trust our GUTS.
Bring ideas, images, notes, and some guts. We will compile lists and we will free-write our way to a first draft.
Terry Doyle is from the Goulds, Newfoundland. In 2017 he won the Percy Janes First Novel Award and was a finalist for the NLCU Fresh Fish Award. Terry’s work has appeared in Riddle Fence, Leopardskin & Limes, untethered, and The Newfoundland Quarterly. His debut book of short stories DIG was published in 2019 by Breakwater Books.