I’ve been tearing emotional shreds off myself working on this book idea of late. I love doing it, but as primarily a features and general shitty rambling writer, I’m struggling with the structure of it and could use your help.
Rather than being a book of essays, I’m considering a series of vignettes linked together to form a complete story (somewhere in the vicinity of 90, I think). That’s how I know how to write things that catch the emotion I’m looking for, and trying to force them to be something else isn’t working. Lengthy narrative makes it a story and a plot rather than a period of stark emotional hell.
Would you read a book that comprised a series of (connected) tales similar to the structure of the entries on this blog? You’re the first people to read any of it, so I would really value your input.
Update: A great example of this style in a book format is The One and Only Ivan, which I recommend you read either way!
I’m Anna, a digital strategist and writer who likes to drink 'Ice Tea' but doesn't understand why it's not called 'Iced Tea'. By night and occasionally morning, I eat things, write things, berate my children, walk my dogs and hug my chocolate.