Writer, Untethered

The Age of Throwaway Literature

French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans. Writer Serge Volle sent 50 pages of Simon's 1962 novel, The Palace, set during the Spanish Civil War, to 19 French publishers. The verdict was damning: Twelve … Continue reading The Age of Throwaway Literature

The Craft 002: Word Counts (Words Count)

Started the day with just over 6,000 words on The Things We Hide. Plan to top 10,000 before I have to leave for the day job later this afternoon. When I first began considering myself an actual writer, I had idealized it in my mind, thinking that I wouldn't have to work anymore, be financially set for the rest … Continue reading The Craft 002: Word Counts (Words Count)

The Craft 001: In the Beginning

I write novels, and I write screenplays, but I think in novel form. I have never mastered the art (or the understanding) of short fiction. I have had exactly one short story published. Conveniently, I have taken it and made it into Part One of my latest novel project. However, I love the long-form essay, and have … Continue reading The Craft 001: In the Beginning

7 (Not So) Surprising Reasons Your Dog Should Sleep On Your Bed Every Night

by ALLYSON SOUZA for http://www.LittleThings.com We’ve all heard that we shouldn’t do it: inviting your dog into your bed. People believe it’s dirty, and it’s just not good for you. People have been saying it for years. But, what if we told you that maybe that isn’t entirely true. There are actual health benefits to letting your four-legged … Continue reading 7 (Not So) Surprising Reasons Your Dog Should Sleep On Your Bed Every Night