The Chrysalis Reader comes out only once a year. This year's issue (which reportedly is the last issue after decades of publication) is themed "Patterns." I'm one of two Asheville writers represented in the issue. My piece, titled "From a Different World," is an excerpt from my new novel The Paraclete. My colleague here on The Read of WNC as well as fellow writers' group member Michael Hopping is represented in the issue with the essay "The Triple World." Michael and I have supplied a…Continue
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The literary journal Aries will publish novelist and playwright Jerry Stubblefield's poem "Noisy House with Tiny Lights" in January.
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Am I the only writer around here who sits down, pulls up the most painful part of my psyche, engages whatever skills I have to shape my words, find the meaning in them, work hard to make sure that meaning is to some degree universally relevant, the writing is to some degree entertaining and uplifting -- and then won't try to get it out there for people to read?
I'm really asking you. I know not everybody finds writing to be like peeling off skin to bare the soul, making…Continue
I Would Swear People are Stealing My Ideas and Putting them on TV and the Movies!
Have you ever worried that by sending your manuscript to contests, various publications, theaters (if you’re a playwright), and even just colleagues you pretty much trust, you are exposing your ideas to theft? Has it occurred to you that anybody who reads your work, however honest they are, might, after a little while, forget they’d read it and start thinking it was their own idea, or, more…Continue
Several people who have read my novel, Homunculus, have commented that they were disturbed by it. Although they said it apologetically to be nice, I'm glad they were disturbed, and just sorry that some people who do make reading a part of their lives nevertheless have a mental list of places they "don't want to go."
Homunculus is about the effect of career-related frustrations on the libido and marriage of a couple when one day the stressed-out…Continue
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I just finished doing a CNTRL F search for the letter combination ly through six hundred pages of manuscript, a process that took me three days. At each ly, I had to make a
decision, and executing it almost always involved some mousing and
deleting. If I ever write "stared
blankly" or "whispered softly" again, please just shoot me.
I'm working on the second draft of…Continue
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