A few months back, I professed my writerly adoration for Michelle Latiolais, author of A Proper Knowledge and the short story collection Widow, two books I promptly devoured after my introduction to their author. I enjoyed reading her so much that I went out on a limb and reached out to her for Girl on… Continue reading Revisiting a Writer Crush: Michelle Latiolais
I ask myself this question a lot as a short story writer. As someone who has studied creative writing, held multiple editorial internships, and is now pursuing a career in publishing, I'm no stranger to the old adage that first time authors shouldn't try and write a short story collection. Because, simply, short story collections… Continue reading What About Short Stories?
Alice Munro is a name I've heard tossed around me for years when I tell people who I like to read. I finally buckled down and started reading two of her short story collections--2001's Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and 2004's Runaway. I don't think I've ever been so quickly and so intensely enraptured with… Continue reading Writer Crush: Alice Munro
I have to confess: writing is never a straightforward process for me. I don't schedule a time of day to write, don't allot a certain number of hours to invest in my craft per week. I am a spontaneous writer, sitting down at my computer only when the muses call to me. Not even when… Continue reading Where Does Inspiration Come From?