Well, first I liked the idea of a conflictive memory, false memory… [still like it]

Then I thought about horses. [still like it]

After that, I went to see Titanic in the theatre for the first time–literally–and got back into my childhood research (I was fascinated by the sinking long before the movie was a published thought). So I thought about a descendent of a survivor and somehow playing that out, but worried it’d get cheesy. [but still like it]

NOW I’m thinking about creating a character who is a ghostwriter. First I was trying to tie the ghostwriter in with the Titanic story–like maybe the character decided to write books/papers behind the scenes–but I’m starting to lean away from that.

I’m thinking the ghostwriter and false memory idea might do nicely. Bring in the horses. It might even be poetic.

That’s the goal, anyway.

Stay tuned.


About mckenzielynntozan

McKenzie Lynn Tozan lives and writes in South Bend, Indiana, where she works as the Departmental Secretary of English and World Language Studies at Indiana University South Bend, and remains closely affiliated with 42 Miles Press, New Issues Poetry and Prose, and Wolfson Press. She previously received her MFA in Poetry from Western Michigan University, where she worked as the Layout and Design Editor for New Issues Poetry and Prose and as an Assistant Editor of Poetry for Third Coast. Her poems have appeared in Encore Magazine, Sleet Magazine, Rogue Agent, Thank You for Swallowing, Whale Road Review, The James Franco Review, The Birds We Piled Loosely, and Analecta; and her book reviews have appeared on her website and on The Rumpus. She lives with her husband, their daughter, and three cats. For more, visit View all posts by mckenzielynntozan

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