Monthly Archives: April 2007

Thoughts for Thursday – General mayhem

First of all: I’m so very excited about the great and varied response to the Short Story Short Challenge and my post on 10 favorite short stories! Will definitely be exploring this topic periodically. I hope everyone is inspired to … Continue reading

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Short Story Short Challenge – Reading List

Great response on the Short Story Short Challenge! As promised, I compiled a list of all the recommended short stories. Lots of new names and titles to explore. Thanks to the participants: NOVAREN, CLIFF BURNS, SNACKY WOMBAT, TAI, SUSAN (at … Continue reading

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Short Story Short Challenge!

I just had a scathingly brilliant idea. The Short Story Short Challenge! Here’s how it works: See my post below on Ten Favorite Short Stories. 1. Pick one story from the list you haven’t read, that you vow to read. … Continue reading

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Ten favorite short stories

I’ve been wanting to make this list for a while. It is tough to put together. How do you not include Chekhov, Munro or Fitzgerald? Which story do you include from the works of Hemingway or O’Connor? I have so … Continue reading

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Friday Buzz – Who’s afraid of Virginia Tech?

The recent shooting at Virginia Tech has sparked some debate about creative writing professors and the position they are in to judge a student’s mental state. Writers tackle disturbing subject matter all the time. NPR asks how to you tell … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Thursday

Okay, this doesn’t have to do with anything literary, but I just had to get this off my chest: Americans and the American media are rightly in mourning over 33 deaths in Virginia, yet 127+ deaths and woundings in Iraq … Continue reading

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About writing

1. You must have something to say. 2. You must be desperate to say it.

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