ARTICLE: Lives of Others: Phyllis Theroux

October 20, 2010

Writer and traveler Pia Chatterjee writes of her experience in a writing seminar conducted by Phyllis recently in San Francisco.  Chatterjee writes, “Meeting Phyllis was one of those sudden, serendipitous things. Writing, after the exhausting edits to novel number 1, had begun to feel not like a delicious, treasured adventure but another dead weight on my to- do list, something to be checked off, not savored. I needed new energy, new voices. I also needed to pin down the voice of my new character – and wanted insights into writing in first person.

And, that evening, Phyllis Theroux offered just such a class. I had previously read her writing and expected she would be knowledgeable and wise and would have much-needed guidance for me. But I had not expected Phyllis herself.”

Read the full article online at the San Francisco Chronicle.


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