Writing Process Blog Hop

Here’s a fun fact about writers. We are fascinated by the creative process and scared of it at the same time, afraid that if we examine it too closely it will vanish like some nebulous Bohr particle. So we look outward to the safer realm of other writers’ processes. We ask them where they get . . . 

The Siskiyou Prize

Here’s an opportunity for all eco-conscious writers! The Siskiyou Prize for new environmental literature has just opened for submissions. Karen Joy Fowler will judge and the winner will earn a $1,000 prize and publication of their manuscript. Submit your environmental novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections between now and September 30, 2014.  

Best of the Bookfair

I wanted to share two of my top finds at AWP’s book fair this year, because you shouldn’t have to go to Seattle to get some great literary goodies. Prompt & Circumstance  This gem of a website bills itself as “A resource dedicated to lighting creative fires.” Now what could be better than that? Every . . . 

The Greening of Literature

AWP 2014 was fantastic, and I’m not just talking about the weather. More than 12,000 writers took over downtown Seattle a few weeks ago and I was honored to be one of them. From the book fair to the panels, readings, and after-parties, bibliophiles ruled the weekend—in our self-conscious, frumpy way. John Yunker posted a . . . 

AWP 2014

I suppose I could apologize for another long absence or simply link to previous blog entries with similar apologies, but to tell the truth I’m not feeling particularly contrite. It’s been a busy few months. I’m immersed in finishing my next book (teaser page coming soon!) and getting ready for AWP 2014. If anyone is . . .