Archive | February 2012
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<— Just read this. What a phenomenal book. Writing interview questions for this guy, and his wife Sari Wilson. A.D. is a great story. The folks in it are as palpable as the best-written literary characters I’ve loved. I’m thinking specifically of Harry Crews’s Hickum Looney, and the wickedly quirky cast of Richard Russo’s Straight […]
Just found this while researching an interview for later tonight. Editors, Writers, Publishing types (freelance & otherwise), must read it. Click here. Or here. or here!
Ego Schmego Writing is so complicatedly ego-driven. On one hand, we have to be somewhat narcissistic to love the writing life. All the time alone, in our own minds, reading and re-reading our own words, writing more of them, clamoring after friends, peers, editors, agents to read them, dealing with the rejection and keeping on… […]
This town I live in gives me a LOT. I want to give stuff back to it. So on certain Saturdays, I’ll be posting images, announcements, events, classes, and other extraordinary stuff. February 28, 2012: TEDx Event Register here Fiction & Memoir Courses a la moi A Brief Study of Story: Reading & Writing Personal […]
I realized that I forgot to give you a free story on Wednesday. This was an oversight. Largely because I was so excited to tell you about Geekery. I’m going to switch Free Story day to Fridays both HERE, and on the Blue Lit blog. There are a few reasons for this. Free stories are […]
My Geek: A Brief History Much to Fella’s eternal chagrin, I’m not much of a geek. I didn’t grow up sucking down comics, tapping controllers, or digging on horror flicks, Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft, anime, or any of the equivalents thereof. My most successful forays into gaming were with Mario Bros. on 8-bit […]
Our house is big and old and we live in town, but have a nice yard and trees and things. Having a mouse buddy is nothing terribly surprising, and fortunately, both Fella and I grew up in houses with mice, so we’re not freaking out. We also both think that ethical treatment of living critters […]
I was going to tell you about our ballsy mouse, but the mouse can wait. In my dream I was as I am, it was about 3 years ago, because I was living in this big drafty farm house by myself with Child. I’d started frequenting a vintage-looking diner (that does not exist in real […]