Story Time Sunday, May 18th, 2014 — a diversion for mature audiences and an interview

A flash by Stephanie Hammer… what a story!!!

Stephanie Barbé Hammer @ Magically Real

Dear Friends —

I recently spoke with Kristy Lin Billuni who runs a fantastic website called Sexy Grammar. There you can find tips on writing as well as workshops and private consults that connect the sensual, the sexual, and sometimes the downright dirty with the process of creating beautiful writing.

The fact is: writing and reading are both highly pleasurable experiences. Or they should be. Americans have a long-standing suspicion about pleasure, but the French don’t, and when you read the opening pages of Haruki Murakami’sWind Up Bird Chronicle, you get — for starters — a dirty phone call from a mysterious woman. And that’s just the beginning. We have alot to learn from other literary languages and traditions — other ways of thinking about pleasure and thinking about what matters.

With those things in mind, here’s a link to my talk with Kristy, (including a…

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