features Michael Gills' GO LOVE:

Q: You really focus in on the details of your story, Michael, so everything feels utterly real. How do you manage that?

Fred Chappell taught me that a writer must know what's going on in the seven
directions at every given instant in the piece: above, below, in front,
behind, on either side, and most importantly, within. Should one take
this to heart, then the detail work is all done at any given moment.
Flannery O'Connor drew the physical parameters of place, so imagine a
charcoal sketch of that barn loft where Hulga Joy and Manley Pointer
have their final encounter. The world is all there: the seven known
directions, and the holy beyond.

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