Uncovering the Lost Boys at the Dozier School: Pt. 3 – Writing my novel through grief (via Medium)

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Watching my son sift through soil at the grave site. (September, 2013)

In 2013 and 2014, I wrote posts about the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys after I learned that my great-uncle was buried there as a teenager in 1937.

I decided to write a novel about it, The Reformatory, which is still in progress.

In the post on Medium, I open up about how grief has both stalled and spurred my creative process as I’m writing a novel steeped in family history about a haunted reformatory in my fictitious town of Gracetown, Florida.

I have been writing past my grief, and you can too.

READ my Medium essay here. 

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2 responses to “Uncovering the Lost Boys at the Dozier School: Pt. 3 – Writing my novel through grief (via Medium)

  1. Christina Northern

    You got this. Won’t be easy, but you can do this even through all the tears.

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