What Makes a Story a Story


Over at the Atlantic, Joe Fassler talks to Alice Mattison about how Grace Paley’s short stories encouraged her to write fiction. Mattison recalls:

From Paley, I learned that I could write about lives and feelings like those I knew.

Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →