I owe you an apology. I’m afraid that was derelict in my journalistic duty and you, dear reader, are going to suffer for it.
Ambidextrous with language, John Dufresne possesses the best of both worlds. A child of the North, Dufresne lived for many years in Lousiana,
Here’s how the submission process goes when you’re an unknown and the publishing industry hasn’t yet realized that you’re a writer.
Kaye Gibbons wrote an essay for the Winter 2005 issue of the The Oxford American about how amazed she is at the number of people who are writing.
A form rejection slip came in the mail today which, given the outright silence of so many places I’ve contacted,
There‚Äôs a new feature we‚Äôre going to run here at Slushpile. We‚Äôll highlight a Book of the Day and try to introduce you to some good books,
There were a spate of books and stories a short while ago about smart drugs (or other mechanisms) that made people become suddenly super-intelligent,
From the youngest writer ever to receive the prestigious Whiting Award comes a novel of mystery, questioning family, and the search for truth.
Normally, I get a little twitchy and my teeth begin to chatter when I stand in line at one of the major chain bookstores and I look around and see what appears to be millions of little five,
The Cliff Walk: A Job Lost and a Life Found is a warm and emotional memoir from 1997 continues to resonate today with professionals in so many industries either out of work or facing career insecurity.
John picked this thing up in Audiobook form and he unequivocally states that it‚Äôs a fun listen/read. While the author,
[Originally posted on Friday, June 17]
I‚Äôm sobbing as I type this because I just don‚Äôt think I can take anymore‚Ä¶
I hoped and prayed that we had reached a point to where everyone would just shut-up about the whole thing and we could get back on with our lives.
[Originally posted on Thursday, June 9th]
No photo‚Ä¶ I‚Äôm not wasting the bandwidth.
As I wipe specks of my breakfast from my lips,
[Originally posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005]
I‚Äôm a big believer in doing justice to a story. If it needs 50 pages,
Nicholas Delbanco has a wonderful essay entitled From Echoes Emerge Original Voices in which he outlines an interesting idea for teaching creative writing.