If you have ever tried to fit a story plot into a “dramatic arc” (According to the 19th century German novelist Gustav Freytag: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement) but failed, then you need to read Jane Alison’s book Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative. Alison’s book releases pressure from the traditional […]
Michelle Hart, the assistant books editor at O, the Oprah Magazine, is also the author of several short stories. The Mire reached out to ask her about writing and reviewing fiction. As you read this interview, you will learn about how writing books brings you into a different world with different people, the most effective […]
Abigail Shepherd ’19 enjoys photography, hiking, and engaging in Birmingham through various clubs and organizations such as YouthServe and Eco Club. She currently runs the school newspaper, The Woodward Post, and plans to attend Dartmouth college next year.
Sabra Rogers is a junior at Indian Springs School, where she’s the president photographer and editor for Yearbook. She is originally from Washington, DC, but is a boarder. She has attended the New York Film Academy, the School of Creative and Performing Arts over the summer, and has gone on a National Geographic Student Expedition […]
“‘With Whose Blood Were My Eyes Crafted?”: An Interview with Abi Andrews Looking for an escape from the ever-connectedness of modern life? Venture no further than than Abi Andrews’, The Word for Woman is Wilderness. But don’t be fooled, the Midlands England native, Ms. Andrews’ debut novel is more than just an escape; it’s part […]
Interested in a more behind the scenes type look at an accomplished, Alabama-native writing process and life experience? Or even want to know more about Disney’s controversial 1990’s theme park flop known as Disney’s America? We at The Mire certainly did. So, we reached out to author Michael Knight to discuss his new Virginia based […]
WE ALL HAVE crushes on actors. Think about the feeling of seeing them on TV or at the movies. You may to smile every time you think of them, but would you actually think you could date them? There’s a line between a dream in your fandom and real life, and we know that–except Kristina, […]