Cathy Eaton is sharing interviews by authors, articles on writing, short stories, and photographs for you to browse. May you find writing inspiration and tips to improve your craft.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Click to listen to Alan Cheuse on NPR review short story collections, July 18, 2012
Alan Cheuse reviews this summer's outpouring of new short story collections. He says they run the gamut from the experimental to the fantastic to deep realism. The collections are Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu, The Woman Who Married a Cloud by Jonathan Carroll, and Signs and Wonders by Alix Ohlin. Cheuse teaches creative writing at George Mason University.
In this Blog I intend to create a space that has information about fiction writing. I plan to include author interviews, articles about fiction writing and publishing, annotated links to good writing resources, and link to short stories.
I’m just starting a sabbatical from NHTI Concord’s Community in New Hampshire. I am writing a collection of short stories and creating a Fiction Writing Blog to share with my students, fellow writers, and fellow teachers.
This summer at Bread Loaf School of English, part of Middlebury College in Vermont, I studied fiction writing with Catherine Tudish and Contemporary American Short Story with David Huddle. For six weeks I immersed myself in an academic community where teachers and writers are passionate about learning.
This is a year of reaching for new horizons.
So far I have published “Time Out” in Jimston Journal and received honorable mention for “Dumpster” from Sea Coast Writer's Contest and honorable mention for “Annya’s Herritage” from Atlantic Monthly. In 2002 I published a young adult novel Curse of the Pirate’s Treasure.
So here’s to new horizons and enough energy to keep reaching for them. Happy writing.