Those Little Bookstore Tags I have always loved those little notecards that slip onto the side of a book on display at a bookstore. A staff person has read the book and hand-written a mini-review–but only if they really love the book. You can peer at the neat square of text and get a sense […]
Something delicious from a reader!
New Book You Must Read/Have by Diane Pettus on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 4:19pm This morning’s reading at Fearrington Barn by Marjorie Hudson — from her newly-published collection of short stories, Accidental Birds of the Carolinas — was really wonderful. Gosh, she is such a talented writer, her plots are amazing, and her voice […]
Hard to let go
It’s hard to let go of a book! Especially this one: Accidental Birds of the Carolinas. I have sweated over the words, the characters’ lives, their very souls, for almost 20 years. I gave the okay to my publisher yesterday afternoon to send to the printer. And though there’s yet another “proof” to come, there’s […]
Directions: Open one eye
Rise. Walk to the kitchen. Stumble to the table. Pick up a pen. Pre-dawn settles on the page and makes its own illumination. This blog is a place to gather my thoughts about the writing discipline, provide a gathering place for writers in my workshops and a showcase for occasional short pieces, a place to […]