“Fiction is a Way of Working Through


what is difficult or oppressive, or challenging about life, at least for me,” speaks Jean Thompson in Ploughshares.

In an interview with Ploughshares editor-in-chief, Jean adds, “Here is the world that I filter through my instrument of writing and try and make sense of it in an aesthetic way.”

More than teachings on writing, authors’ words help me to find crevices in my brain that instill it to say, “Yes, that is the opening for you. Think about this and you will connect. More than that, your connections will find genre and genres priority.”