Arlene Tribbia


About Me

When I'm not writing, I'm painting or drawing.

Why do you write?

Fuel for my creativity: caffeine & serendipity. I write and paint to discover who's there. Watching a character develop on the page or canvas is a mystery and I like to be surprised.

Any favorite authors? Books?

There's something about reading an old John Cheever story or a few pages of Fitzgerald that reminds me writing is all about possibility and exploring those possibilities one sentence at a time is still a magical pursuit.

My reading list changes all the time. Right now, I'm reading Richard Russo short stories and falling in love. On my nightstand there's a book called,"Writers Dreaming," by Naomi Epel which explores the boundaries of imagination and dreams through a series of interviews with writers. It's a fascinating look at dreaming and creativity. I read as much poetry as I do fiction and non-fiction.

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David Erlewine – Oct 24, 2009

thanks for joining jmww!

Nora Nadjarian – Oct 21, 2009

Arlene, thank you so much for getting in touch, and for your comments!

David Erlewine – Oct 21, 2009

Hi Arlene, wow, thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed my piece in FRiGG. D

Cynthia Reeser – Oct 09, 2009

Arlene, it's good to have you with us in the Prick of the Spindle group. I peeked at your site, and love the linework in your art.

David Erlewine – Oct 05, 2009

did you ever read that cheever story about the fired secretary exacting revenge against her boss on the train? oh i loved that one. great to have you in the workshoppy group and on here. david

Elizabeth Hegwood – Oct 01, 2009

What an interesting idea, Arlene. I'd never thought of doing a series of prose poems, but I suppose people must do it all the time! What a fascinating idea to have them all connected.

I checked out your website. Your drawings are beautiful. What a talent you are in many ways.

barry graham – Sep 29, 2009

arlene. thanks for the comment on the same story. that pic on your website, thats chicago, right? the bridge that goes up to michigan ave? am i close?

Meg Pokrass – Sep 19, 2009

Hi, Arlene. Happy to see you here! I hope my prompt group becomes productive - groups are new to Fictionaut, and they aren't really going strong yet. It's nice to meet you - i checked out your website and read a few stories and really like your work. I'm thrilled to have met you here!

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