West Virginia in Sunlight and Shadow: Writing an American Vignette

vignette (vɪˈnjɛt) – n. 1. a small illustration placed at the beginning or end of a book or chapter 2. a short graceful literary essay or sketch I’m in good company having been rejected by Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction (see “Wooing Brevity”); nonetheless, I dream of joining that other, smaller party —… Read More West Virginia in Sunlight and Shadow: Writing an American Vignette

#MyWritingProcess

Today is my day on The Blog Tour, where writers and authors answer questions about their writing processes. My friend Suzanne Farrell Smith posted about her work last week. She is a wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent writer’s writer, and I urge you to check out her process here: http://suzannefarrellsmith.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/my-writing-process/ An absolute must-read is her collaborative work with… Read More #MyWritingProcess

The World Blanches before Winter: Preparing for Advent Ghosts 2013

Welcome to Advent Ghosts 2013, the fifth annual shared storytelling event at I Saw Lightning Fall, Loren Eaton’s blog about “narrative, genre, and the craft of writing.” For the uninitiated, Advent Ghosts seeks to recreate the classic British tradition of swapping spooky stories at Yuletide. However, instead of penning longer pieces, we post bite-sized pieces… Read More The World Blanches before Winter: Preparing for Advent Ghosts 2013