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What Can We Steal From Charles Baxter’s “Charity”?
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What Can We Steal From Charles Baxter’s “Charity”?

Title of Work and its Form: “Charity,” short story Author:  Charles Baxter Date of Work: 2013 Where the Work Can Be Found: The story debuted in Issue 43 of McSweeney’s.  Heidi Pitlor and Jennifer Egan chose to include the work in Best American Short Stories 2014. Bonuses:  Karen Carlson always has some interesting thoughts to share, this time … Continue reading »

The Great Writers Steal Podcast: Sarah Tregay, author of Fan Art
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The Great Writers Steal Podcast: Sarah Tregay, author of Fan Art

Show Notes: Enjoy this interview with Sarah Tregay, author of Fan Art, a young adult novel published by Katherine Teger Books. Find out more about Sarah Tregay at her web site.  You will also find links to retailers that will be happy to sell you her book: http://www.sarahtregay.com/ You may also follow my example and … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Norman Mailer’s Tough Guys Don’t Dance?
Novel

What Can We Steal From Norman Mailer’s Tough Guys Don’t Dance?

Title of Work and its Form: Tough Guys Don’t Dance, novel Author: Norman Mailer Date of Work: 1984 Where the Work Can Be Found: The book can be found in most cool secondhand bookstores.  I’m willing to bet that list includes Provincetown Bookshop.  (I could easily be mistaken–the time I spent on Cape Cod seems in my … Continue reading »

GWS Essay: Lena Dunham and Boundaries in Creative Nonfiction
Creative Nonfiction

GWS Essay: Lena Dunham and Boundaries in Creative Nonfiction

Friends, the past few days have seen gallons of digital ink spilled over a controversy arising from Lena Dunham’s recent memoir, Not That Kind of Girl.  The book is a set of essays in which Ms. Dunham discusses her life and her philosophies and was highly anticipated by fans of her HBO program Girls.  Perhaps … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Janelle DolRayne’s “In the style of Joan Mitchell”?
Poem

What Can We Steal From Janelle DolRayne’s “In the style of Joan Mitchell”?

Title of Work and its Form: “”In the style of Joan Mitchell”,” poem Author:  Janelle DolRayne Date of Work: 2014 Where the Work Can Be Found: The poem debuted in the October 2014 issue of inter | rupture.  You can find it here. Bonuses: Here is an apt poem that was subsequently chosen for Best of the … Continue reading »

The Great Writers Steal Experience: Wendy J. Fox, author of The Seven Stages of Anger
Short Story Collection / Video

The Great Writers Steal Experience: Wendy J. Fox, author of The Seven Stages of Anger

  Show Notes: Enjoy this interview with Wendy J. Fox, author of The Seven Stages of Anger, a short story collection published by Press 53. Purchase The Seven Stages of Anger: http://www.press53.com/bioWendyJFox.html Find out more about Wendy J. Fox: http://www.wendyjfox.com/ Visit the web site of BookBar: http://www.bookbardenver.com/ Like the bookstore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BookBarDenver Book You … Continue reading »

The Great Writers Steal Experience: An Interview with Jac Jemc, author of A Different Bed Every Time
Short Story Collection / Video

The Great Writers Steal Experience: An Interview with Jac Jemc, author of A Different Bed Every Time

Enjoy this interview with Jac Jemc, author of A Different Bed Every Time, a short story collection published by Dzanc Books. Purchase A Different Bed Every Time: http://www.dzancbooks.org/our-books/a-different-bad-everytime-by-jac-jemc Find out more about Jac Jemc: http://jacjemc.com/   Show Notes: Visit the web site of Women & Children First: http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com Like the bookstore on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-Children-First-Bookstore/8326741337 Book … Continue reading »

What Can We Steal From Matt Carmichael’s “Buckle Up”?
Short Story

What Can We Steal From Matt Carmichael’s “Buckle Up”?

Title of Work and its Form: “Buckle Up,” short story Author:  Matt Carmichael (on Twitter @mttcarmichael) Date of Work: 2014 Where the Work Can Be Found: The story debuted in the September issue of Bartleby Snopes.  You can read the story here. Bonuses:  Here is a story Mr. Carmichael published in The Adirondack Review.  The gentleman has … Continue reading »