When a Character Returns
Edward P. Jones connected recurring characters through his short stories, providing a blueprint for one writer.
Lost in the City,
All Aunt Hagar’s Children
All Aunt Hagar’s ChildrenLost in the City’s
Rion Amilcar Scott is the author of Insurrections: Stories from the University Press of Kentucky, and teaches English at Bowie State University. He earned an MFA at George Mason University, where he won both the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award and a Completion Fellowship. His work has appeared in publications such as the Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, The Rumpus, Fiction International, the Washington City Paper, The Toast, and Confrontation.
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When men create characters based on themselves, they are innovative; when women do it, they’re shaming their families.