Sue Monk Kidd's Rules for Writing a Novel
The author of the latest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection sounds off on her process for writing The Invention of Wings.
Follow Your Bell
1. Follow Your Bell
"At the Brooklyn Museum, where I went to see Judy Chicago's exhibit, The Dinner Party, I read all the names on what she calls the heritage panels. Something about the pair of Grimké names rang some distant bell in my head, but I couldn't place who they were, where I'd seen them or why they were familiar to me. But I came home to Charleston determined to find out about them, mostly because of that feeling. All I had to do was read a short paragraph about Sarah and Angelina Grimké and I knew I would be writing about them for years."