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Nathanael Green

Man Runs, Raven Flies, fiction, December 1, 2009

Nathanael Green drifts into a daze and talks to himself as he's visualizing the scenes from his current work in progress: a fantasy novel inspired by the traditions and mythology of pre-colonial Native America. He writes from his home near Philadelphia and you'll find his blog exploring writing and all the fun linguistic oddities your English teachers never mentioned at

Get to know Nathanael...

When did you start writing? In the first grade I wrote and illustrated a series that followed the adventures of Nathan, who tended to meet a lot of aliens and dragons.

When and what and where did you first get published? Aside from my first-grade attempts on the lined handwriting paper with some staples? My first piece of published fiction appeared at and was then chosen for inclusion in the Lost Innocence print anthology in 2008.

Why do you write? I heard a quote once to the effect that Lewis Carroll had way more fun writing Alice's adventures than she did living them, and I think that's a great reason to be a writer. Besides, I'm too tall to be an astronaut.

What are you trying to say with your fiction? For me, fiction is as much about asking questions as it is about giving opinions and entertaining. Sure, there are lots of things fiction does, but when a reader walks away from a piece of writing with new questions about their own life, the writer's done something special.

Do you blog? Where?

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? This grave is still waiting for its occupant to die.

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