The Critique Process

At the recent meetup of the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers Group, we talked about critique. The discussion was divided into three parts: tips when giving critique to others tips for receiving/processing critique, and using crit in your … [Read more]

What is a Drabble?

Drabbles are growing more and more popular. I'm seeing more and more drabble compilations, and I'm seeing more and more publisher calls for drabble-format fiction. So what is a Drabble anyway? A Drabble is a 100-word fiction story. Exactly one … [Read more]

Reflections on AWP 2015

The 'Largest Literary Conference in North America' comes to Minneapolis The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (or AWP) holds a conference each year in a different city. Minneapolis, MN was lucky enough to be chosen this year to host the … [Read more]

(Never Slept With) Diablo Cody

In 2008, a coworker brought me a copy of the local newspaper and pointed to the cover story. Diablo Cody had just won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Juno. In the article, she said how she wrote most of the screenplay at a Starbucks in … [Read more]