The tiniest detail is part of the bigger structure and goals for the story, always.
What was most exhilarating for me, editing this book, was “the hunt,” discovering a new author or story that took me to a fresh place.
I try to write something new at least 3 to 5 times a week, and I tell myself that it doesn’t have to be good.
Everything I write is part of a life-long continuum of work that informs each other, and if I look at something I’m working now, I’ll see its origin in something I was thinking about maybe twenty or thirty years ago.
Listening to the Beach Boys can be like sneaking a peak into a mythological, idealized version of America that probably never existed
For every 1,000 word story I filed on some aspect of the city, there were 15 pages of notes that didn’t make it into the article. From those marginal observations have sprung a lot of my fiction.
Grace in Darkness is the eighth volume of the wildly successful Gravity and Grace series, an anthology of DC-area women writers started by poet and Gargoyle magazine publisher Richard Peabody […]
“I don’t know if I’d say that writers “owe it” to be involved in their communities, per say. But I think it’s one way that we can connect to other people and defeat the stereotype that writers prefer isolation/solitary existence.”
We were psyched that novelist Bryan Furuness talked with editor in chief Jen Michalski about the origins of jmww and what draws us to submissions. Thanks to The Review […]
Like many of the entities and structures in the stories, I, too, am trying to figure something out or get something straight.