Posts Tagged ‘short story books’

The Golden Age of Short Fiction

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

All writers, whether they be poets, short fiction authors, or novelists, have had enormous influences on their writing. For me those influences range from Dostoyevsky to Fitzgerald, from Pablo Neruda to Bob Dylan. Sometimes a poet can have an influence on my fiction, and sometimes a novelist can have an influence on my short fiction. But for many years there has been something else, something extraordinary, something you don’t have to buy, something that is right there all of the time like a 24-hour a day classroom that is always at your disposal. (more…) more»

Are You Sitting Comfortably? Good, But Don’t Get Too Comfortable!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

In our so-called ‘modern, progressive’ society, the vast majority of us are up to our arses with things to do. My mum would often tell me – in my formative years – that I race around like a blue arse fly, which is a rather amusing analogy for being incessantly on the go. Like the flies, I could rarely sit my ‘blue arse’ still for more than 5 minutes! (more…) more»