Arna Bontemps Hemenway, author of the short story collection Elegy on Kinderklavier, joins co-host Nicole Nelson to discuss writing about loss, inhabiting his characters emotionally, overcoming a challenging period in his own writing life post-MFA, and how the most important thing … Continue reading
Thanks to Literary Posse member Catherine Singer for taking such beautiful photos and documenting our annual reading at Laguna Beach Books. Right here.
On Sunday, Feb, 21, my students from the Writer’s Block Party and the Literary Posse and I will be doing a reading at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, 4 pm. Come by for nibbles and … Continue reading
Lisa Gornick, author of Louisa Meets Bear, joins Marrie Stone to talk about whether her book is novel or linked short stories. She talks about structure, character, revision, and all the things necessary to write effective novels and short story … Continue reading
Janet Reid is a lit agent in NYC. On her blog she talks about what is–and isn’t–a good query letter. Click here to find out what she says. It’s good and will only take a minute or two to read.
Back in 2006, the Greg Haidl case was big news here in these parts–Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar–and in perhaps all of Orange County. I followed the story, fascinated and sickened by how what happened could have happened. … Continue reading