Rambling at Length About Short Stories

I know that it's June and technically National Short Story Month has ended, but I don't want to wait another year to talk about short stories, and this is my blog, dammit, so I'm going to keep talking about short stories. I am well on my way into Lorrie Moore's captivating first collection of short… Continue reading Rambling at Length About Short Stories

Words of Wisdom

Yesterday afternoon I traveled to Oregon City, Oregon to attend the Compose Creative Writing Conference. This wasn't my first conference, but this was the first time I had been invited as a speaker rather than an attendee. As one of Clackamas Literary Review's authors (my short story, "The Closing of Joe's Bar" will appear in… Continue reading Words of Wisdom