- Maud has a report from a JSF reading. There are lots of mumbles and ashen expressions described.
- Dan Green is refreshingly unapologetic about his long posts, while remaining concerned that his content is being tagged “read later.”
- Ms. Tangerine Muumuu has some alternative titles for reluctant memoirs.
- Steve Almond offers eight reasons why he writes short stories. Apparently, he can’t accept the flawed framework of a novel and doesn’t care much for plot, two sensibilities which might account for why we’ve been unable to muster up more than cursory enthusiasm for his work.
- Robert Birnbaum, a man who has apparently frightened so many authors that not even Zoe Heller can utter his name, talks with Nick Flynn.
- Terry Teachout is a machine, I tell ya!
- Apparently, romance novels are all about the nookie. All this time I thought they functioned as an excuse to get models who resemble Fabio off the dole. Who knew? (via Sarah)
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