I have this ending that I wrote a good fifteen years ago. The ending is so much better than the short story that it's attached to I almost believe that it was written by someone else. And for years, I've been trying to figure out how to to rescue it.It's a universal ending. It's about … Continue reading Non-fictional Fiction (Writing Stories About Girls Who Aren’t Your Wife)
If you will indulge me for just a minute, I am going to briefly mention something about the television show Gossip Girl, but you should be used to that from me by now.I rather unabashedly enjoyed Gossip Girl. It had two things going for it from the start: it was produced by OC/Chuck creator Josh … Continue reading I’ve said too much.
Every second I stare at this bookshelf is another second that I won't spend sleeping.Nicole is an avid night reader and it's rubbed off on me. When I finish a book, I tend to wait until bed time to figure out what I'm going to read next. And that was my dilemma tonight.I have a … Continue reading I Hate Short Stories
I would guess that most people, in general, surround themselves with a bubble. It's probably a bigger bubble for those who are self-conscious or who engage in any kind of activity in which they're offering up a piece of themselves to complete strangers. But, let's face facts, we're all looking for validation in some form … Continue reading I just want you to tell me how awesome I am
I'm not going to go into a diatribe about the difficulty of writing really good endings. I will say that perhaps the first great ending of a story I ever really noticed was Ann Beattie's "The Burning House." Go track it down, if you've never read it.I've come to realize that the latter one might … Continue reading Endings
Note: A few years ago I wrote a series of pieces on "What's Important." They got a decent amount of traffic on my old blog, so I've decided to re-run them on my new site.Most of the time I use these glimpses as motivation. That's the life I want, I'd say. That should be me, … Continue reading What’s Important 1: Twitter Tortures Me
The title of this entry, by the way, is also a line from a short story I just wrote. I'm nothing if not self-promotional. This is a rather brief (yes, it's brief for me) explanation of why I'm on the Obama wagon. I originally posted this on my livejournal: I'm going to try to explain … Continue reading “Crazy doesn’t just happen.”