The Novelist

The Novelist

The Novelist is a work of fiction L.L. Barkat had to write.

This story about a woman attempting to write a work of fiction feels like memoir, if you know L.L. personally, as I do, or if you have read either of her spiritual memoirs, Stone Crossings or God in the Yard. “Laura” from fiction is a copy writer …

Rumors of a Writing Career

Since I first decided to be a writer, I’ve dreamed of writing books. I have part of a novel written; I have compiled a rough collection of Advent essays; I have even outlined an entire book on modesty for young women. All of these manuscripts live in the...