Live in Sweden. Shovel snow in the winter, pull up weeds in the summer. My bookshelves overfloweth.
What fuels creativity? I've written on demand all my life, a deadline always fuels. Otherwise a random word, a chance thought.
Why do I write? It's an addiction.
Just added Deborah Eisenberg to my list of favorite authors. Forgot to mention Marguerite Duras.
Also in no particular order (short stories and flash): William Trevor, Eudora Welty, Sherman Alexie, Angela Carter, Muriel Spark, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Stuart Dybeck, Jennifer Egan, Elizabeth Bowen, Katherine Mansfield, Katherine Anne Porter, Edna O'Brien.
Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Conner, Shirley Jackson, William Gass, Alice Munro, Charles Baxter, John Cheever, John Updike, Tobias Wolff, Russell Edson, Paul Theroux,Augusto Monterroso, Francine Prose--have to stop sometime, so I'll stop now.
How could I have ´neglected to mention Henry Green and Gina Berriault?
I can't find anywhere I thanked you for your kind comments on "Water Shot Light," which I really enjoyed reading--your comments that is. Hope your own writing is going well and that we'll be seeing more of it.
Hello. I am just now seeing the message you left on my wall regarding reading my story "Clay Women" via "This Literary Magazine". Thank so much for that comment and for reading. I appreciate it.
All of your comments have been so kind and incisive. I really appreciate them.
Pleased to read you posts!
Sorry I haven't responded sooner. I was away on vacation and not really checking in. Thanks for getting back to me. In what capacity did you work in the biz?
Thanks for the great comment Janice.
And thanks also for the observation on the double genitive. I greatly enjoy grammar discussions (a necessity in my profession) and it is rare to find someone who will engage in such. I agree, my double genitive is wrong — indeed, it is wrong on two counts! I will amend it.
It should be: builders’ merchant.
Much appreciated and thanks again for the comment. My respects.
Hi Janice. Thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Bird Watching." I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you for your incisive comment on Ilonka's Hagaddah. I am working on a book-length collection of linked stories.
Janice, I did the same thing moments ago, praising "Gloria" for the poem about the Holocaust posted by Sally. We both must be feeling verklempt today. ;-)
Janice, thanks for commenting and faving "Testimony." I'm delighted you enjoyed it.
Thanks, Janice. I'm glad you liked White Cliffs.
Thank you for commenting on "The Last Letter", Janice and welcome to Fictionaut!
Thanks, John. I'm glad to be here too. It's kinda overwhelming, so much talent to explore.
Welcome, Janice. Glad you're finally here.