My post today, Practice 2D, is inspired by Maggie Mae, a wonderful poet. Please visit her blog if you get a chance. Her latest post, The Confession, is especially powerful, dark yet life-affirming, and its works like these from Maggie which are finally helping me find Kassie’s persona. Of all the central characters in my novel, Kassie’s the one I understand least — and perhaps the reason why is that I’ve been asking her to speak my language, haven’t allowed her to speak with her tongue. I don’t expect Maggie to be my translator, but I do hope that by listening to her, I can finally begin to hear Kassie’s voice in my ear.