Monthly Archives: March 2013

Click on Roadside Fiction

One of my short stories is now on-line in Issue #3 of Roadside Fiction.  You can read it by going to http://roadsidefiction.com/index.php/roadside-fiction-issue-three/     So whaddaya think?

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To Be Seen

One of my short stories will appear in a Welsh literary magazine called Litbomb.  The acceptance email said the issue will be on-line “in a fortnight.”  You know fortnight means two weeks, right? I’ll keep you posted.

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Ann Patchett Talks About Work

“I’m very careful with my brain,”  Ann Patchett told the Pen & Podium crowd at the Newman Center last night, “I don’t multi task.”  What she does do is work at writing.  The author of Bel Canto which won the … Continue reading

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Word-A-Day

I wonder how many zillions of words there are in the English language.  And of course the definition of any given word depends on when and where one employs it.  For example, in the USA, the word ‘shag’ can mean: … Continue reading

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A Little More About Reading

In 1982, Prof. Ong published Orality and Literacy in which he says: Literacy “is absolutely necessary for the development not only of science but also of history, philosophy, explicative understanding of literature and of any art, and indeed for the … Continue reading

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