Powerful Short Fiction that Inspires

Since my main writing genre is short stories, and it's a form I try to perfect regularly, I wanted to share some of my favorites that have simply blown me away. Form, function, content, all of it works to make your jaw drop and wonder: How did they DO that? Hope you'll take a look at some (or really all) of the ones listed.

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A Word on Readings...

After discussing pros and cons of being an audience member at a reading I wanted to suggest three things to think about when you pursue reading your work to a larger audience.

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Goodreads Bookclub Slideshow Story Contest (My entry: "Where Dads Go") - Updated

My piece and others are in the Goodreads Bookclub Slideshow Story Contest. You can view and vote for entries on Goodreads here: www.goodreads.com/bookclub/slideshow.

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Inaugural Summer Writers Lab @ Long Island University

I was honored to be part of the inaugural Summer Writers Lab at Long Island University this past week. Writers Jennifer Egan, Gabriel Cohen, and Marlon James served as instructors with Jessica Hagedorn being the organizer and maternal supportive figure to attendees and aspiring writers.

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Book Expo 2011: Come one, come all!

Book Expo of America was held in New York City again and proved to be as big an event as ever. In terms of giveaways it was more extravagant than last year with publishers celebrating with cupcakes (Wiley) and some with beer (HarperCollins). All had galleys or some kind of giveaways to entice readers and book lovers to stay at their booth or come by again.

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