Publishing, and the other 85%

Publishing, and the other 85%

Is publishing your work the dream? The book deal? The New Yorker or The Paris Review? I hope not. Writing is the dream. The dream is in the doing. Publishing is more like waking up to the hard reality. And I do mean getting published–not trying to publish and...
How We Were: Relationship and Dialogue

How We Were: Relationship and Dialogue

Dialogue month continues with a close look at another modern classic short story: “In The Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried” by Amy Hempel.  Hempel’s prose is the tersest of the terse. Every sentence stings like a papercut, and the lines of dialogue are no...