Literary / Coming of Age

A Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They Forge

February 20, 2013
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This is a story of chaos, revenge, and change. Death and love, love and sex, and sex and death.

In Jack Remick‘s novel “Gabriela and The Widow” the young immigrant Gabriela seeks revenge for the destruction of her village. A dying old woman, The Widow, craves balance for the betrayals in her life.

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It is a book about mothers and daughters, a novel about women for women, but it is also a mythic recasting of the story of women before men.

Indie author Jack Remick

It is the story of how The Widow makes Gabriela in her own image and sets her free from her bloody past.

And in the end, The Widow gives Gabriela the secret of immortality.

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The Indie Author Life

As you heard Jack Remick say in our interview, he and fellow writer Robert J. Ray maintain a blog for writers called Bob and Jack’s Writing Blog.

As they explain, one of the blog’s goal is:

In our writing classes – nights, weekends, year-long courses, writer’s conferences – we encounter hungry writers. Everyday people dying to write. Starving people. People who love telling stories and who love hearing stories. In a matter of minutes, we get these hungry people writing. There is no lecture. We don’t talk much about being a writer. To be a writer, you sit down and write. You put the pen to the page, the pencil to the paper, the cursor to the screen.

Bob and Jack’s Writing Blog is like having a personal writing tutor. How to build a story. How to create characters. Even how to read like a writer:

Readers read for entertainment. Writers read for structure. Entertainment-structure, the great divide in the writing world. Readers get caught up in the romance, the mystery, the memory, the characters of what they’re reading. They give up—the famous ‘suspension of disbelief’—something in order to be entertained. Readers glide over the words looking for drama and memorable characters, something to talk about with other readers in a book club.

Bob and Jack’s Writing Blog can be found here.

And don’t miss the trailer for “Gabriela and the Widow”:

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8 Responses to A Stunning Story of Two Women and the Bond They Forge

  1. February 20, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Hello Bill: Your style and professionalism make interviewing painless and rewarding. Thank you for digging into Gabriela’s past.

    • February 20, 2013 at 11:27 am

      Jack, the pleasure was all mine – it’s a privilege to talk to authors whose insight and skill inspire us as you do.

  2. February 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Wonderful interview and thank you Bill for having Jack Remick on your show. He is so inspirational.

  3. February 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    listening to jack’s interview from California’s central coast–
    great work
    great interviewer
    Bill is a real pro
    good questions
    showing much insight

  4. J Turner
    December 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Love your comment, Bill, that Jack writes with “magical, lyrical prose.” That is true!

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