Category Archives: process

May ’15 Meto-News: New Publication in Timber, Vol. 5


I am happy to share with you the publication of my short story, “Revival”, in Timber, Vol. 5. This piece is yet another of the upcoming—nearly there—Southern story collection I began working on in earnest during the final phase of … Continue reading

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Erasure Time


I’ve been erasing again. I am back on the Henry Van Dyke project pretty much every day, working steadily while also shaping the final projects in a short collection that began as my MFA thesis. On the whole, I have decided the … Continue reading

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Prompt-a-thon, with Pictures


I have learned something valuable: Prompts are well liked. I guess I get a little frustrated with prompt-driven writing because it was so much a part of the public school classroom. I, the student me, hated grade school (and everything … Continue reading

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Art, a Verb for Hard Times


During the last few weeks of what has—inaccurately—felt like unprecedented social, political, and moral turmoil on a global scale, I have found it difficult to stay focused on writing or writing about creative interests of any kind. While everyone watched … Continue reading

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Permission


Have you ever heard sage warnings about how hard it is to make it in the arts, about how many dues you have to pay and how unlikely it is that you have the goods (read: talent) to pay them … Continue reading

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A Party


 I have been out of town to attend a party thrown by our friend, a devotee of the Hindu goddess, Lakshmi. The occasion was the welcoming party for his two month old baby, a beautiful, already laughing child named for … Continue reading

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