Here's an old post from my previous blog 50 shimmering pages. March 13, 2013 Yesterday, I spent the afternoon talking to 169 fifth graders. I was joined by a singer/songwriter, a policeman/karate instructor, a marine, and a nurse. The program was sponsored by a local nonprofit with a mission to help women and children explore … Continue reading Career Day
In order to understand meaning in short fiction, you may also want to look back at "What is a Story, as Opposed to a Vignette?" whereby I attempt to define a short story, and "The Intersection of Pity & Fear: A Look at Endings in Short Fiction" where part of what I attempt to unravel … Continue reading What We Mean When We Talk About Meaning in Short Fiction
It has been several years ago now that I workshopped what I was then referring to as a "story" called "Barry Gibb is the Cutest Bee Gee" at the Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop at Hollins University. I had whipped it out quite fast and at the last minute, as we are sometimes apt to do. But … Continue reading What is a Story, as Opposed to a Vignette?
Previously posted on my old blog 50 shimmering pages. You might also enjoy "The Intersection of Pity & Fear: A Look at Endings in Short Fiction." October 6, 2013 As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of … Continue reading More on Pity and Fear in Fiction
I'm re-posting older essays from my previous blog 50 shimmering pages. Love to hear what you think. October 6, 2013 For my craft thesis in the MFA program, I wrote an essay called "The End is Near: Examining the 'Satisfying' Ending in Short Stories." I'm currently revising my short fiction in hopes of pulling together … Continue reading The Intersection of Pity and Fear: At Look at Endings in Short Fiction