Category Archives: Writing

Never speak to me

The beauty of the poor man’s writing retreat!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Threats

Thanks to Amelia Gray for coming to New York to visit classes and read from her new novel. Scales fell from eyes. Lives were changed. Her novel, Threats, is available now!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Blank sheets of paper

“Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” —Gene Fowler…

The Man in the (Plastic) Iron Mask

I travel to the &Now Conference and UCSD, site of my past glory transgressions. Look for me where the red tide rises.…

AWP DC

Against all odds, we made it to DC for the AWP Conference. Avoided the storm of the century even though many of our colleagues did not. Think Millenium Falcon escaping the second Death Star explosion.…

The novel

A new semester, a new set of challenges. Pages, pages, pages……

Thin Air

I’m in Denver for AWP 2010 and was able to meet the nice people at Thin Air Magazine. Their latest issue is out and includes my story, “Next to My Heart I Keep a Digitally Altered Photo of You.” Thanks to the editors for all the kind words about it. It was also nice …

The long thaw

A story that has been my record holder for most rejections has at last been accepted for publication. The glorious literary magazine involved will go to press later this month. Perhaps, also later this month, I will go into the West and be nearer this luminous journal.…

Stone Canoe

The latest issue of Stone Canoe is now available and includes my story “Tell Us About Your Best Kiss.” The launch party was at the XL Projects Gallery in Syracuse—these people know how to roll out a new issue! I was able to chat with the wonderful editors and snag my contributor’s copies. It’s a …

Easy to Dislike

Stone Canoe has accepted one of my stories for publication! I’m grateful this piece found a home because it contains passages that are easy to dislike if the reader isn’t in the right frame of mind. Even though the story plays with the intersection of those elements and the reactions to them, it’s all for …