More About Short Stories? Always

I admitted before to my near-obsession with short stories. Now I just randomly happened upon this thread about stories that "blew you away" on the Poets & Writers Speakeasy (I think you have to sign in to read it). There are so many stories mentioned that I haven't even read! But this comment about children's … Continue reading More About Short Stories? Always

Awkward Elevator Moments: Literary Agent Edition

It's an especially auspicious start to your day at your office job when you run into a literary agent who rejected you on the elevator. When introduced, hope he does not recognize your name, smile, and say simply, "It's nice to meet you." Do not say, "Why didn't you give my novel a chance?" or … Continue reading Awkward Elevator Moments: Literary Agent Edition

Off Chances, Lost Songs and Stories, Countersignatures, Strawberry Fluoride, and Me and Me and Me and Me

On the off chance that you were wondering, this was the week I... ...lost my whole hard drive, writing and pictures and passwords and letters and songs and mysteries galore... ...was delivered a countersigned contract for my novel with a message from my editor that it is now time for more cake!... ...waded through messes … Continue reading Off Chances, Lost Songs and Stories, Countersignatures, Strawberry Fluoride, and Me and Me and Me and Me