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.
“We live in an uncertain and mysterious world, yet we face so many pressures to act with incredible certainty. That tension, and the tension between urges and expectations, societal norms and personal passions, are where many stories are born, for me.”
I’m with Grace Paley, who said “Write from what you know into what you don’t know.”
So much of our experience falls between the seams of language, simply because language is human-made, but our emotions aren’t.