Work in progress

A stranger said some lovely things about a couple of my poems yesterday, which left me feeling warm and fuzzy, and also a bit ... sad? ... perplexed? ... because I haven’t written poetry since July. I turned my back on it to master the art of the short story. Turns out storytelling is harder … Continue reading Work in progress

We need to talk about Amy Hempel

I think I mentioned Chuck Palahnuik and I have become extremely close? As in, I read his Consider This twice and took notes? You remember, on New Year’s Eve, 2020? Anyhow, Chuck mentions this Amy Hempel character more than a few times, in glowing terms. So, if l ❤️ Chuck and Chuck ❤️ Amy, then … Continue reading We need to talk about Amy Hempel

How to Render Epiphanies in Nonfiction Without Getting Didactic

Reblog. I’ve been thinking about this so much in relation to my own writing. It’s almost as if you ask and the Universe answers ... In 1939, at the urging of her sister and as a break from writing a biography of art critic Roger Fry, Virginia Woolf started drafting her memoir, …How to Render … Continue reading How to Render Epiphanies in Nonfiction Without Getting Didactic

Can We Stop Underrating Shirley Jackson Now? — Literary Hub

Re-blogging this. Love the comment about ‘white male’ fiction being a genre. I wrote a story based on Shirley Jackson, I find her life and her work fascinating. https://playlist.megaphone.fm/?e=LIT6638550199 Welcome to Lit Century: 100 Years, 100 Books. Combining literary analysis with an in-depth look at historical context, hosts Sandra Newman and Catherine Nichols choose one … Continue reading Can We Stop Underrating Shirley Jackson Now? — Literary Hub