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The Driver's Seat: May 4, 2016

Get behind the wheel with this week's writing inspiration!


first lines

The only thing left in the pantry was Crisco.

My parents named me for [the musician at number one on your birthday].


points of view

a keg

your best friend in elementary school


true story

"I remember thinking to myself, 'it would be nice to fly away somewhere'. The next thing I had a really vivid dream that I was on a plane - it was very, very realistic, but I didn't think much of it and just went back to sleep."

Lad's boozy night out in Essex ends with him waking up 900 miles away in Barcelona


Thanks to Tracey Neithercott for the suggestion (and check out her new book deal here)!

Thanks to Melinda Metz for the suggestion!

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photo credits: Jordan Sanchez, Hatim Belyamani, Greg Panagiotoglou, Zack Spear, Life of Pix, and Skitterphoto

Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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Item Reviewed: The Driver's Seat: May 4, 2016 Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kate Hart