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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Fave Reads 2013 Edition

Annual wrap-up lists have posted or are posting and so here's mine for my favorite reads of the past year.

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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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Book Expo 2012: Lots to Celebrate (and Learn)

This year Book Expo of America (BEA) was held on a timid weather week in New York City (and it was announced that Book Expo will continue to be held in NYC until 2015). There were many award-winning authors, publisher anniversaries celebrated, and much discussed in terms of what and how to bring books to consumers. BEA was held in conjunction with IDPF and BlogExpo at Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan.

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Jentel Artist Residency: Week 3 (Winding down)

The third week at the Jentel Artist Residency in Wyoming brought about some blocked moments and surges of insecurity on my part. These come-and-go and at a residency you hope to be at your most productive, but can force creativity to flow. But the week progressed better than it started with good food, good people, and good times.

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