Adam Arenson shares his first enthusiastic draft opening and his plan to shape a history of Civil War St. Louis around a series of one-night encounters narrated by a street barker – and why, upon further reflection, he cut out this writing he had loved. He discusses its value as an artifact of the writing and editing process that led to his first book.
- writing history,
- writing process,
- performative writing,
- historical fiction
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/adam_arenson/31/