Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin'

I've been trying to come up the main idea for a story (750 to 1500 words) that is due next month for Luca Veste's forthcoming story collection OFF THE RECORD. Had a few things come to mind, but nothing that really got the juices flowing. Then, I read Erin Cole's post about stories or partial stories that are in limbo, and sure enough, I went through 5 years worth of idea's I keep track of, and made my decision. Big Relief!

You think you had a bad day? Well, Matt Hilton's had a worse one HERE

Big congrats to Joelle Charbonneau over at Do Same Damage, who's latest novel has just came out. Her two novels are def going to be Christmas presents for some people I know. Details HERE

There's a few decent posts I found out there regarding writerly type of stuff.

- Dan O'Shea is talking about research HERE

- Cath Bore has an entertaining post on the importance and even style of notebooks HERE

You don't want to miss William Dylan Powell's story "Road Kill" thats showing over at FFO. It is just so damn good. Find it HERE

The latest installment of Paul Waters' The Day I Met series tells us about Padmini Natarojan's encounter with Indiri Ghandi HERE


  1. Wow, lot's of great links here, Sean. I'll be back and forth.

    Too cool you dug up a, *ehm*, dead hooker. Hope she sparkles! Good luck.

  2. Erin- I owe you one, a thank you that is, not a dead hooker of course. It was kind of cool to take a bit of time and review the files of old. I am always relieved when I get some sort of direction, even if it is just a sentence. I just can't force a story, but it eventually, if I'm lucky, comes to me in one form or another.

  3. Hi Sean,
    Thanks for all these cool links, bud. I, too, have been trying to come up with something for OFF THE RECORD. Still shuffling words around, but ll get there...
    Looking forward to reading yours.

  4. Col- My pleasure. Don't sweat it, you'll come up with something fantabulous, I'm sure of that. Like I have read more than a few people mention lately (myself included), it is because of your generosity, and the tremendous work over at TKnC that they keep writing, trying to make progress, and keep at it.