One of my favorite things about being a writer is the many chances it gives me to focus in on the little details. So much of what is meaningful and beautiful in life is missed if we don’t slow down and look closely. When I write a story, I can create a pace that draws attention to the important details.
The final scene in The Good Sister is a particularly meaningful one to me because of the image of the tiny crab exoskeleton Asha finds on the beach. I spend a lot of time studying little objects like that in the natural world. When you take the time to really look closely at a creature, a rock, a plant, or any other object, you start to notice stunning beauty all around you.