Links, links, links:
- Emily Raboteau, author of The Professor’s Daughter and someone who happens to be the fiancée of my old professor and friend, Victor LaValle, creates a room of her own. It’s BEAUTIFUL!
- James Franco’s short story in Esquire is bringing out the critic in all of us–one large workshop, with The Rejectionist chiming in.
- The chances your short story collection will be published; not a pretty picture.
- When I’m feeling blue about my novel–and yes, currently, I’m feeling VERY blue about my novel revision (downright suicidal at times), I remember Cormac McCarthy’s interview with the WSJ, in which he says, “I’m not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.”
- How to correctly pronounce writers’ names. I was personally mispronouncing many of them. Whew, now I stand corrected!