Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.
An inspirational success story — it seems the seventh time was the charm — from Gigi Rosenberg.
And on the other hand: “If you stay in the creative writing game long enough you accumulate plenty of quirky, sad, disheartening, and even enraging publication stories.” So writes John Vanderslice, before detailing one such story of his own (and then offering some broader reflections).
Were those creepy V.C. Andrews novels part of your adolescent reading history (as they were part of mine)? Then you’ll definitely want to read “The Ghost Of V.C. Andrews: The Life, Death, And Afterlife Of The Mysterious ‘Flowers In The Attic’ Author.” Maybe even before tomorrow evening brings us a TV-movie adaptation of Flowers in the Attic on Lifetime.
I’ve only read one of the three short-story collections that are up for this year’s Story Prize. How about you?
And, cross-posted from my other blog (My Machberet): a video of a recent conversation between Alan Cheuse and Joyce Carol Oates.
Have a great weekend, everyone.