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Louella Bryant

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Louella Bryant’s memoir Hot Springs and Moonshine Liquor released with Black Rose Writing in late 2020. Her novel Cowboy Code is based on the true story of a Virginia mountain town. Other books include While In Darkness There Is Light, nonfiction about the Vietnam era, a story collection, and two Civil War novels for young adult readers. Her award-winning writing has appeared in magazines and anthologies. A graduate of George Washington University and Vermont College of Fine Arts, Louella works as an independent editor. Visit her website at http://louellabryant.com.
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Louella Bryant First, thanks for reading four of my books, Sally. And, yes, they're all somewhat different. What "clicks" for me is a story that won't leave me alone…moreFirst, thanks for reading four of my books, Sally. And, yes, they're all somewhat different. What "clicks" for me is a story that won't leave me alone. For example, my first book, The Black Bonnet, was inspired by a visit to the cellar of an Underground Railroad site in Burlington VT. I started hearing a young voice saying, "Write my story." I put her off for months until she was whispering to me every day. I was teaching then and waited until summer to sit down with pen and paper. Then the words flew out of me. I spent the following year revising and sending queries, and Bonnet became a best-seller for New England Press. A story must insist on being told before I commit to it. I frequently put a manuscript on the shelf to "rest," but if it calls to me, I always come back to it. Cowboy Code took 20 years to get to print. I've been working on my current project, Sheltering Angel, A Titanic Story, for five years. I don't usually start a project unless I feel compelled to see it through. Writing requires commitment, endurance, patience, and faith. I wish those qualities for you in your own writing.(less)
Louella Bryant Being a writer for most of us isn't about making millions of dollars or getting heaps of praise. It's not about being followed by the paparazzi or get…moreBeing a writer for most of us isn't about making millions of dollars or getting heaps of praise. It's not about being followed by the paparazzi or getting three-book deals. It's about a passion for words. It's about talking to writers and readers about craft. And it's about making the next book, the next chapter, the next paragraph, the next sentence better than the one before it. It's about le mot juste, the precise word, even if you have to invent it, as Shakespeare did!(less)
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The Black Bonnet

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How I came to write While In Darkness There Is Light

In early spring of 2004, when Howard Dean was running for President, my husband Harry sat on the front porch of our Vermont house with a glass of beer and talked about Howard’s younger brother Charlie. Harry had met Charlie in 1968 when they were students at St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island. There were only two hundred students in the boarding school—all boys—and they knew each other w Read more of this blog post »
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I read this book years ago and somehow now it feels dated. But I could hear Angelou's voice loud and clear through the text. What a life of survival and triumph! ...more
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What is this book? Not mystery because we know "who done it." Macabre? Thriller? Intrigue? Although the writing was fine, it didn't leap off the page for me, and the scenes felt more appealing to baser instincts than high art. I bought this book beca ...more
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I don't often say I adored a book, but I found The Orchard absolutely dear. This is one of the rare books in which I read sections aloud to my husband. The voice has a delightful lyricism, and each scene was both a struggle and a triumph. Nurturing a ...more
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“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”
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“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
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