New Writing Exercise 6-28-15
The case for keeping your novel short. This writer says 80,000 is the publishing standard, and it's just fine with her. For more articles of interest to writers, click here.
A New anthology of contemporary Appalachian fiction called Appalachia Now: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalalchia from Bottom Dog Press—and I'm honored to have a story inside it alongside Darnell Arnoult, Marie Manilla, Charles Dodd White, Rusty Barnes, Mark Powell, Chris Holbrook, Chris Offutt, and many others!
A web site that converts word count to number of pages with a choice of fonts.
Latest Issue of Books for Readers #177: Constance FenimoreWoolson, Jane Hicks, Daniel Levine!
Latest books from Irene Weinberger Books
Spring 2015 Issue of the Hamilton Stone Review #32
is now available for your reading pleasure!
Poetry by Billy Cancel, Darren C. Demaree, Howie Good, Nels Hanson, Nora Iuga, Seth Jani, Dan Lewis, Kevin McLellan, Kat Meads, Simon Perchik, Erin Redfern, Margaret A. Robinson, Terry Savoie, Elaine Sexton, D.E. Steward, Mark Young, and Lisa Zimmerman; Fiction by Peggy Backman, Dreama Wyant Frisk, Edward Miller, Caleb Okereke, Michael Price, Patty Somlo, Peter Speziale, and Scott Wheatley; Nonfiction by Liza Case, Chelsey Clammer, Reamy Jansen, Dean G. Loumbas, Gregg Orifici, and Steven Roiphe.
Latest issue of Teachers and Writers Magazine now up!
Those Decorah (Iowa) eaglet guys have fledged! They are as big as their parents, and sitting around on branches around the nest. Yay Eagles!
Latest Review of Love Palace -- Read the first chapter of Love Palace.
Try Longreads.com for good long form nonfiction articles
Article about the study of adjective order in English and other languages.
My short story "Sheherezade and Dunzyad" collected in Re-Visions, was translated into Arabic by Mohammad Abd alhalim Khanyam and appeared online in Elaph, republished in AlHilal Magazine (Cairo, Egypt, as a hard copy). It was used in a comparative literature class at Kuwait University, and the professor tells me that the students are impressed to see the influence of their culture on American literature in the twenty first century.
Scholarly article on Oradell at Sea: “A life of ‘Unfinished Business’: Cursed Inheritance and Blessed Heritage in Meredith Sue Willis’s Oradell at Sea” by Sarah Dufaure in Thy Truth Then Be Thy Dowry: Questions of Inheritance in American Women’s Literature, Stéphanie Durrans (ed.), Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, pp. 199-211.
May Family Photos
Joel and Sarah and Koala in Australia
On the way home after seeing Wicked
Tony and Mary had me and my mom to tea
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