Ever thought about performing improv? Standing in front of an eager crowd with no script, no back-up music—nothing but your wits? I’ve had heart-thumping nightmares that were less stress-inducing. I love watching improv but performing it?
Kari Jones’s novel Shimmy is about Lila, a young, determined belly dancer, who is invited to join a competitive and prestigious studio. I asked Kari a few questions about her novel and her connection to the characters and events she describes.
Jeff’s novel At Ease, is about Will, a young classical violinist who dreams of life as a performer. But when he gets a chance to play for more than just his teacher, self-doubt and fear of failure turn performing into an utterly terrifying experience.
I love this part of the process in which all things are possible and I get to consider every wacky “what if” I can dream up. Sometimes you just have to toss the plot scarves in the air.