Month: November 2010

Villa Diodati Leisureshop 7

Couldn’t that jazz musician have his cake and eat it too? Okay, okay, it was a workshop, but that word just doesn’t fit right if it’s so much fun! How does one deal with zombies in the workplace? The 7th Villa Diodati expat writers workshop was held in the idyllic and snow-covered village of Obereggenen […]

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Queen of Rejections

Queen of diamonds, the third in my trilogy of really-long-stories-written-in-the-middle-of-the-decennium, just bagged its 17th rejection. What’s up with that? I wrote it between Conversation with a mechanical horse (Writers of the Future published finalist) and Meeting the Sculptor (WotF first place winner), and love it as least as much as those two. It made WotF […]

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The words and words of George Hayes

Phew! Three months ago, I wrote the first 1,000 words of a new story, The life and death of George Hayes, earmarked to be critiqued at the next Villa Diodati workshop, full of life and death and nudity and Darwin. Almost three months of no writing at all ensued. Then it was suddenly November, and […]

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