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Prompt to Page With David Dominé

Each month, we interview a published writer who shares their favorite writing prompt. Whether you’re just getting started or have written for years, you’ll find ideas and advice to inspire you and help you become a better writer.

Prompt to Page is brought to you in partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

Listen to Episode 10

For our 10th episode, we talk to David Dominé, author of A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City. David offers a food-related writing prompt that will have you reaching into the back of your refrigerator.

He also talks about his writing process, including how he manages rejection. “It’s hard to get a publishing house, even if you have an agent,” he says.  “So just don’t give up every time you get a rejection letter, just put it on the pile. And every time I got a rejection letter, I’d be like, well, that’s one try closer to my book finally getting accepted. So you have to be persistent.”

Plus, we’re excited to share a story submitted by listener Beth Kelly, “The Box on the Porch.” Beth wrote her story in response to Gwenda Bond’s prompt in episode 9.

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About David Dominé

Author David Domine stands in front of a limestone house with a red door. He is a white man with blond hair, and he's wearing a shirt with a black print. His arms are crossed.

David Dominé teaches foreign languages and translation at Bellarmine University. His true-crime book A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City deals with the 2009 murder of drag queen Jamie Carroll in a spooky mansion in Old Louisville that once doubled as a sanatorium. Publishers Weekly gave it a coveted starred review, saying, “Dominé provides an enthralling deep dive into a bizarre murder case, enhanced by his eyewitness account of the resulting trials. He gives this colorful case the detailed attention it merits. Fans of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will be captivated.”

About Beth Kelly

Beth Kelly lives in Lexington, KY, and has three rescued pets, Korbet (a cat), Esme (a cat), and Willem (a dog). She enjoys writing fiction and belongs to a local writing group. Her hobbies are swimming and gardening.

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