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May 23, 2011
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Did you see my review in Narrative Magazine?

I wrote a First and Second Look for Narrative Magazine on one of my favorite books: Through the Arc of the Rainforest by Karen Tei Yamashita. I almost got to see her read from her new novel, I Hotel, in … Continue reading

May 4, 2011
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Take another look at Word Riot

Word Riot is a real writers’ lit mag. It’s nothing fancy when you first see the home page, but the content is beautiful. It is what’s inside that counts, after all. April’s issue includes an interview of Doug Rice, a one-time … Continue reading

November 10, 2010
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A diversity of projects=fun

Ah, well, the long gap in posts is in this case an indicator of GOOD THINGS! I’ve been working very hard on all kinds of your projects.  Today I finished a document for my eighth client since October 1. I … Continue reading

October 3, 2010
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Lit Quake 2010

October 1-9 San Francisco If you’ve never experienced Lit Quake, you’ve never experienced a true immerse-yourself-in-literati-festival. San Francisco, perhaps the most literary city in the world (I’m a Beat fan, what can I say), hosts this event every year. There … Continue reading

August 17, 2010
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Sage Advice from the editors at Glimmer Train

Editors’ Take on Very Short Fiction Submissions Especially when space is short: Make every word pull its weight. (Sometimes the right noun can deliver both meaning and tone; the perfect verb may eliminate the need for an adverb.) Don’t skimp … Continue reading

May 17, 2010
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Peter Grandbois Reading my story, “Homework”

A great “final” reading at Sac State by departing professor Peter Grandbois was a retrospective of sorts, as he generously read from the works of his colleagues who, as he put it, he ended up writing “in conversation” with. He … Continue reading

May 6, 2010
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Dogeared Pages from Rock and Roll will Save Your Life

Back when I first read Steve Almond, (upon the release of a Tin House Anthology) I was inspired to do my first set of Dogeared Pages blog posts. Well, upon reading Steve’s Rock and Roll will Save Your Life, I … Continue reading