A friend of mine read a story and wrote me a long note with some super smart observations. This was the most intense analysis of my work I'd ever read. It was amazing and flattering and gave me lots to think about. One of the most interesting comments was about theme. She noted that many … Continue reading Smothering
My story "How We Burn" is up today over at Necessary Fiction. "First Footing" is January's theme for the Writer in Residence feature on the site. Contributors were invited to take the last line of an established story and use it as the jumping off point for a new work. My story is inspired by … Continue reading First Footing: How We Burn
I wanted to take a moment to congratulate my writing friends Laura Maylene Walter and John Frank on their recent publishing success.Laura's story "Live Model" appears in the most recent issue of the Crab Creek Review (issue 2010, volume 2).Laura's article "Why We Write: The Pressure of Young Promise" appears in the November/December 2010 issue … Continue reading I’m surrounded by talent
My short story "Resting in Place" is up today at Necessary Fiction. Here is the opening few sentences to entice you to go have a read:"My father saved me from drowning in the Atlantic Ocean. I remember, even if he can’t anymore. My tiny self toddled around on the hot sand. I scooped up fistfuls, … Continue reading Published
Check out Laura Walter's story "The Second Rule of Yoga" at Northville Review.
Stories that blew me away and made me insanely jealous because I wish I had written something that awesome: "The Mountains of Instead" by Edward Mullany - in the Northville Review. "Of Time and Wind" by Meaghan Mulholland - in /One/ "Allison Trainor is Talking to Strangers, 23 minutes ago " by Lori Walker - … Continue reading Week in Review: Stuff worth reading
The website of Mary Herczog - "Cancer Chick"The world lost something special this week with her passing. Her account of her struggles with cancer is deeply moving, funny, real and positively heartbreaking all at the same time.There has been a plethora of good reading at the literary magazines this week. Some of my favorites included:"What … Continue reading In Review: What I’ve been reading this week