Welcome to ‘On Point’
My name is Shari Lopatin, and I'm the writer of On Point. Here, you’ll find emotionally nuanced personal and political essays, serialized fiction, and poetry about life, culture, and social issues, often with a journalistic flair. I am, after all, a former journalist who now writes novels.
If you’re looking for something deep, something real, something that gets into the grays of big issues and big questions, you’ve come to the right place. If you enjoy getting swept away in a story and wondering what will happen next, you’ll get hooked on my serialized fiction.
Sign up as either a free or paid subscriber, and see what On Point is all about.
FREE subscribers get access to all posts for one month before they go into a paywalled archive, including:
Original serialized fiction
Personal and political essays
Updates and/or deals on my latest writing projects and books
PAYING subscribers get, for just $5 per month:
A free e-book copy of my latest book, The Condemned: A memoir told through selected early works of short stories, essays, and poetry, about coming of age through September 11 and The Great Recession while dealing with antisemitism in my home city of Phoenix, Ariz.
A free digital copy of each year’s new limited edition, special collectible poem personally hand-signed by me. I launched my Signed Collectible Poetry Series in 2023, giving paying subscribers a unique way to build a poetry collection unlike anything they’ve ever owned!
Unlimited access to On Point’s paywalled archive, so you can read any post whenever you want, as frequently as you want.
Early access to all newly published posts! That’s right. :) I will send all posts to On Point paying subscribers ONE WEEK before I publish them for free subscribers.
EVERYTHING the free subscribers get!