My new collection of very short stories, Falling in Love While Meditating, is now published and available at your favorite online book store. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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To go along with the new collection, I’ve added two new chapters – “Characterization” and “Setting” – to The Art of the Very Short Story: A Guide for Readers and Writers. This book shows how to apply the storytelling craft to Twitter-sized fiction. It’s written in a light style and can be enjoyed by casual readers and serious writers.
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If you’re curious about these books and think you’d like to review them, comment on this post, or message me on Twitter or Goodreads, and I’ll send you a copy.
I’ve been writing steadily, and I’m hopeful next year will be a good year for publishing.
I just finished a draft of a novel about a middle-aged daughter who goes to live with her mother after the mother breaks her ankle and can’t take care of herself. Things have been difficult between them. It’s been many years since they could communicate, and now they are alone together in the house.
I’m going to put the novel aside for awhile to let it cool. Meanwhile I’m going pick up a novella I drafted a while ago. It’s about a young man trying to get his start in the world. He has a drumset in his apartment that he can’t play, a job be doesn’t care about…and then he meets the young woman in the apartment at the end of the hall who is just learning to play the guitar.
If both projects go well, I should be able to publish them in 2017.
And while that’s going on, I am always writing very short stories. In a few months I’ll have enough for a new collection.
As I say, it’s looking like a good year ahead.