That time I did #TwitterFiction

This year, I won a contest to participate in Twitter Fiction Festival. The week-long event, sponsored by Twitter, Penguin Random House, the Association of American Publishers and USA Today, features well-known authors alongside completely unknown writers who present short stories on Twitter. I opted for a Monte Cristo revenge ghost story set in Savannah. I…

All Hallow’s Eve — Harrowing Writing Challenge

Each participant was asked to write 80-100 words to continue a Halloween-themed story. The only catch was that each writer was only given the entry immediately preceding theirs. No context, no idea what had happened before.  The result is a sort of tale that has been stitched together like Frankenstein’s monster.

ARMCHAIR BEA 2014 – Author Interaction

Author Interaction — Let’s talk interacting with authors IRL (in real life) or online. I’ve been pretty lucky in this regard. We have a good book festival where I live, so I’ve been able to meet some favorite authors. I was also lucky enough to meet the very sweet and funny David Sedaris after a reading.…

Why CROSSROADS is great — and why you should go

About this time last year I received a postcard in the mail that looked like this.  I’d kinda been stalking Crossroads for a couple of years (sorry, about those creepy collage letters, guys), but I hadn’t made the plunge to actually attend.  I live about 3 hours away, so the drive isn’t bad but it…