Flash fiction, short stories, and a novel in the works, that's what has my attention.
W. Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Carole Shields, Margaret Atwood, and more.
Thanks for your comment on "New Song of Innocence and Experience." Ah, you DO understand!
Loved your comment on "The Sober Boat," Gay. Thanks so much for commenting!
Gay, I'm really looking forward to reading more of you and hope my comments are only ever helpful.
Hello Gay! Thanks so much for the great comment on You Take All. Pleased you liked it.
Hi Gay: Thank you for your comments on "For the Lost Boys."
Hi Gay: Thank you for reading and liking For Captain Paul. I appreciate your comments and support. Best--
Hi Gay: Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem "The Human Condition." I appreciate that you wanted to hang around the voice a bit. Best.
thank you for your kind words, Gay! xo (re: strawberry trees) Hope you are having a relaxing weekend!
Gay, thanks for the insightful notes about "Ethical Seduction." Interestingly, or oddly, I got a couple of private comments from women readers who said, Oh, I would have gone to bed with him. Ha. But I wanted to be careful with the issue, because the main character IS a bit slippery anyway, so I thought it was important that he find a little place of moral ground to stand on amid the chaos, and do the right thing. Unusual piece for me; thanks for looking at it! Bear
Gay - thank you for your nice comment on Zelda - and thank you for reading it! I'm glad you liked it!
Welcome to The Glass Coin Group. Cheers
Gay, thank you for reading Lake Chelan. I hope you have a lovely trip to that area!
Thanks for the comment on facebook inner peace. I hadn't looked at it in a while. You helped me laugh at it again. Cheers.
Thanks for your kind words about "Real Estate," Gay! You're very kind. Hey, now that I see your lovely picture here, we won't have to wear pink carnations to find each other at TH!
Thanks Susan. What I need is editorial insight so I'm thrilled you are reading some of my work.
There are things I still get confused about in terms of what editors are looking for. I do read magazines before I submit and I go through my stuff looking for similar stories, but usually whatever I send is still not quite the right fit.
And I certainly understand that reactions are subjective, that each reader brings his or her own baggage along, but feedback is the best learning tool. So thank you. Please never hold back for me, especially if I haven't published the piece. I NEED to know what works and what doesn't.
I know as I continue to submit I will get better at matching story to mag, but it's also terrific to have commentary from someone who has been there and understands the "magic" something that can compel an editor to choose one story over another.
I like your work, Gay, and I think that as a former editor I tend to encourage other writers. Glad you're here!
Yeah, well, sometimes I do find it necessary to cower under my bed.
No blinders. Man, that is funny! I'm still smiling.