Online Tutorial with MSW:
Start Your Story (or Keep It Rolling)
by Meredith Sue Willis
For more information click here.
My Blog post on the death of Merle Moore, library builder.
Latest Writing Exercise 9-16-15
Books for Readers Newsletter-- #179 Now Online: Larissa Shmailo, Eric Fritzius, Jane Austen, Delmore Schwartz, Denis Johnson
Excellent new review of Meli's Way at Ed Davis Blog: "A profound exploration of the technology-driven, terrorist-threatened, family-fragmented world in which young people today come of age."
More Meli's Way: reviews and a sample chapter! (click on "read an excerpt").About publishing with She Writes Press
Blog Post: The First Time Ever I Didn't Like an Exhibition at the Met.
8-30-15 It's true! Forbes Magazine says so (also The Irish Times, Time, and others): Neurotic obsessions use the same part of the brain as creativity!
Blog post with Andy's picture up close and personal with an eagle at the lake.
Some guy in a writing workshop critiques Jane Austen.
MSW's newest book, Meli's Way, to be published 10-15-15
Beautiful poem about whether or not to cling to life by Ellen Bass.
The case for keeping your novel short. This writer says 80,000 is the publishing standard, and it's just fine with her. For more articles of interest to writers, click here.
Anthology of contemporary Appalachian fiction called Appalachia Now: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalalchia from Bottom Dog Press—and I'm honored to have a story inside it alongside Darnell Arnoult, Marie Manilla, Charles Dodd White, Rusty Barnes, Mark Powell, Chris Holbrook, Chris Offutt, and many others!
A web site that converts word count to number of pages with a choice of fonts.
Latest books from Irene Weinberger Books
Review of Love Palace -- or, read the first chapter.
Article about the study of adjective order in English and other languages.
My short story "Sheherezade and Dunzyad" collected in Re-Visions, was translated into Arabic by Mohammad Abd alhalim Khanyam and appeared online in Elaph, republished in AlHilal Magazine (Cairo, Egypt, as a hard copy). It was used in a comparative literature class at Kuwait University, and the professor tells me that the students are impressed to see the influence of their culture on American literature in the twenty first century.
Scholarly article on Oradell at Sea: “A life of ‘Unfinished Business’: Cursed Inheritance and Blessed Heritage in Meredith Sue Willis’s Oradell at Sea” by Sarah Dufaure in Thy Truth Then Be Thy Dowry: Questions of Inheritance in American Women’s Literature, Stéphanie Durrans (ed.), Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, pp. 199-211.
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