Editors’ Blog

June’s Member of the Month: Sara Lovelace

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

By Vivian Chum

    “I’m inspired by outsiders of all shapes, sizes, socioeconomic levels, and worldviews,” says June’s Member of the Month, Sara Lovelace from Memphis, TN. “We live in an extremely conformist culture. Those who rebel against it, even in the smallest ways, fascinate and inspire me.”

    Recently, in a Moment story, “The Crue,” Sara shared her story of how an outsider—a belter of Motley Crue tunes from trailer-park country—shook her out of her self-proclaimed WASP mindset during a childhood slumber party. “I knew that I belonged in that Camaro with the Crue,” Sara writes, “and somehow sensed that cotillions were not a part of my future.”

    To find out more about Sara’s inspired life, check out her answers to our six questions, below.

    Why did you join SMITH?
    I joined SMITH Magazine in January, 2011. I heard about it on NPR about a year before. I had stopped writing after years of frustration, but wanted to start again. I thought SMITH would be a low pressure, low word-count way to begin again.

    I love SMITH because it allows people to share their stories in a low-pressure environment. I took years of writing workshops. Though I found them helpful, I lost a lot of my creative spontaneity. I buried stories and poems for years thinking that I would only show them to people when they were perfect. They stayed buried. SMITH encourages people to write and share with abandon. It’s the perfect remedy for a workshop-weary writer.

    When did you begin writing?
    I began writing around the age of eight. My parents were book-lovers. The house was surrounded with stacks of books. I think I initially started writing in order to please them. It worked. Not only did it work, but it filled me with pride.

    What do you do in addition to writing?
    I’m currently working for a small film production company. I’m passionate about yoga, running, and boxing.

    Do you have a favorite muse?
    I am always inspired by Flannery O’Conner’s dark sense of humor. She combines a sense of grace with the grotesque. She sees light in the darkness, and darkness in the light.

    How does creative-writing fit into your life?
    Creative writing is a buffer against the harshness of life. I don’t know how I would have survived the last year if I didn’t have it.

    Finally, Sara Lovelace, what’s your Six-Word Memoir?
    Even super-sassy spinsters need love.

40 responses

  1. Pat Jobe says:

    Proud cousin. So amazed at the influence of genes. She loves nonconformists? So does her mother, my first cousin, Pat Hunt, the august sage of Staunton, Virginia. However her great aunt, Ruth Thompson Jobe, sister to Sara’s grandmother, Sara Forrest Thompson Hunt, does not recommend the nonconformist life. She once told me, “They lives such hard lives.” Well, yes, but what she missed is that conformist live hard lives and have to labor under the illusion that it’s okay because, at least, they are not bothering anybody else. Oh, but they are! When I first read that Sara finds creative writing a buffer against the harshness of life, (so true) I thought the word was “butter.” It is that, too. You rock, Sara!

  2. Charis Hayre says:

    Really, such a invaluable web page.|

  3. pembayaran listrik says:

    As a Newbie, I am always browsing online for articles that can benefit me. Thank you

  4. Glenna Halbershtam says:

    I really like your writing style, wonderful information, thankyou for posting : D.

  5. Vegetarian Food says:

    I carry on listening to the newscast lecture about getting boundless online grant applications so I have been looking around for the top site to get one. Could you tell me please, where could i get some?

  6. Playroom and Children Furniture says:

    Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is actually frustrating. A good blog with interesting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for keeping this web-site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Cant find it.

  7. Drones says:

    whoah this blog is fantastic i really like reading your posts. Stay up the good work! You understand, many people are searching around for this info, you could aid them greatly.

  8. Scuba Diving says:

    naturally like your website but you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very troublesome to inform the reality however I¡¦ll surely come again again.

  9. BIOS Computer says:

    Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is really annoying. A good web site with interesting content, that is what I need. Thanks for keeping this website, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

  10. Home Equity Loan says:

    Excellent weblog right here! Additionally your website rather a lot up very fast! What host are you using? Can I am getting your associate link for your host? I desire my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  11. Shared Hosting says:

    Nice weblog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host are you the use of? Can I get your associate link on your host? I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  12. Rolling Doors says:

    Hello. splendid job. I did not expect this. This is a splendid story. Thanks!

  13. Cliff Biggers says:

    Things i have observed in terms of personal computer memory is there are features such as SDRAM, DDR and so on, that must match the specific features of the mother board. If the pc’s motherboard is fairly current and there are no main system issues, updating the memory literally normally requires under sixty minutes. It’s on the list of easiest laptop upgrade treatments one can picture. Thanks for revealing your ideas.

  14. Jewelry In Candles says:

    I wanted to write you one very little observation to help say thank you again just for the striking views you have contributed in this case. This is simply remarkably generous with you to supply publicly all that many of us might have offered for sale as an e-book to end up making some money on their own, principally given that you might well have done it if you wanted. Those creative ideas likewise acted to be a fantastic way to be aware that other individuals have a similar passion much like my own to grasp somewhat more in regard to this issue. I’m certain there are several more pleasant situations up front for people who scan through your blog post.

  15. Cammy Joya says:

    Immediately a bit of guests will continue across hotel rooms and obtain tied bus excursions, nonetheless, a lot of with all the fancy car applications provide your personal tour specialist. That just may well support you browse by means of the neighborhood effectively you could an individual’s chose chauffeur. ??? ????

  16. pinoy tv sex says:

    This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something that helped me. Thanks!

  17. click this link now says:

    I would like the steps, ideas, or websites that can help me start a website that I can make money off of companies advertising on it? Any help websites or ideas on how to start one and what I need to start one.. . Much appreciated..

  18. Health Magazine says:

    Thanks for any other informative blog. Where else may just I am getting that kind of info written in such a perfect manner? I have a venture that I am just now operating on, and I’ve been at the look out for such information.

  19. Business Management  says:

    I must express appreciation to you just for rescuing me from this particular challenge. As a result of scouting throughout the world wide web and obtaining ideas which were not helpful, I was thinking my life was over. Existing devoid of the answers to the problems you’ve sorted out by way of your main blog post is a critical case, and ones which may have in a negative way damaged my career if I had not noticed your site. The knowledge and kindness in handling the whole thing was tremendous. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I had not come across such a thing like this. I am able to at this moment look forward to my future. Thanks a lot so much for this professional and results-oriented help. I will not hesitate to refer your blog to anyone who should have counselling about this subject.

  20. Money Transfer  says:

    Good write-up, I am normal visitor of one¡¦s site, maintain up the excellent operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a long time.

  21. Auto Engine Rebuilding says:

    Excellent weblog right here! Additionally your website a lot up very fast! What web host are you the use of? Can I am getting your associate link on your host? I desire my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  22. Community Health Systems says:

    Hello there, just became alert to your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  23. Garden Ideas  says:

    You really make it seem really easy along with your presentation but I in finding this matter to be really one thing which I think I might never understand. It seems too complex and very extensive for me. I am taking a look ahead on your next put up, I¡¦ll try to get the cling of it!

  24. Bedroom Furniture  says:

    My spouse and i got glad when Chris managed to deal with his basic research through the precious recommendations he had out of your site. It is now and again perplexing to just be giving away concepts which usually some other people may have been making money from. We do understand we now have the website owner to be grateful to for this. The entire explanations you made, the simple blog menu, the friendships you can aid to instill - it is many spectacular, and it’s really making our son in addition to us reckon that this idea is fun, and that is particularly essential. Thank you for all!

  25. Sleeper Sofa  says:

    I and also my guys happened to be checking the excellent tactics on the website and so at once came up with a horrible feeling I never thanked the web blog owner for those strategies. Those women appeared to be absolutely excited to study them and already have clearly been taking pleasure in those things. Thanks for really being quite thoughtful and then for making a decision on these kinds of magnificent things most people are really eager to understand about. My personal honest regret for not saying thanks to you earlier.

  26. Auto Parts says:

    Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually recognize what you’re talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly additionally talk over with my website =). We will have a hyperlink exchange arrangement among us!

  27. Kitchen Design  says:

    I have recently started a website, the information you offer on this site has helped me tremendously. Thanks for all of your time & work.

  28. mattress reviews says:

    How do I add the Google Analytics code to a Joomla website?

  29. kliknij tutaj says:

    Thanks for every other informative pdokkfif web site. The place else may just I am getting that kind of info written in such a perfect way? I’ve a undertaking that I’m just now operating on, and I’ve been on the look out for such information.

  30. madden nfl 17 coins says:

    You have one of the best internet websites

  31. blog link says:

    I have a new filming and editing businesses in which I run.. Its not a big popular job so I want to advertise it by creating a web site. How do I start a website thats not too expensive and its easy to use?.

  32. Click here says:

    This is really attention-grabbing, You’re an overly professional blogger. I have joined your feed and look forward to in search of extra of your magnificent post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks. what google did to me: http://ow.ly/OBGn303jqlB

  33. nieruchomosci Lublin says:

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read tyidosnns something like this before. So good to search out any individual with some authentic thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this website is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the web!

  34. AndreKLagory says:

    I got this site from my buddy who told me regarding this site and at the moment this time
    I am browsing this web page and reading very informative posts at
    this place.

  35. meskie sprawy says:

    Another issue is fpfoggd that video games can be serious naturally with the primary focus on learning rather than amusement. Although, it has an entertainment feature to keep the kids engaged, each one game is usually designed to focus on a specific expertise or program, such as math concepts or science. Thanks for your article.

  36. nowe mieszkania Bydgoszcz says:

    Thanks , I have recently been oduytscc looking for info about this subject for ages and yours is the best I’ve discovered till now. But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

  37. ta strona says:

    I’d should test with you ufydbccss here. Which is not something I normally do! I enjoy reading a post that will make individuals think. Additionally, thanks for allowing me to remark!

  38. Russell Squines says:

    Utterly written written content, regards for entropy. “The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.” by Corra Harris.

  39. clicking here says:

    Wonderful web site. Lots of useful info here. I am sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you for your sweat!|

  40. content says:

    I used to be able to find good information from your articles.|

Leave a Reply

The name you want displayed with your comment.

Emails are not published with comments (i.e., everyone won't see it).

Your Website. This is optional.

SMITH Magazine

SMITH Magazine is a home for storytelling.
We believe everyone has a story, and everyone
should have a place to tell it.
We're the creators and home of the
Six-Word Memoir® project.