Short Story Podcast
Short Story Today is a weekly short story podcast hosted by Jon DiSavino. Each episode begins with an in-depth interview with a short story writer followed by the host reading work from the guest author—a professional audiobook production. Jon DiSavino…
Mindfulness for the Busy Writer
I'm a happy busy writer. But mindfulness is more than an emergency exit. It deserves my commitment, even when I seem to need it less.
Wigleaf & Past Ten
I'm proud to present two new publications this month: a flash fiction in Wigleaf and an essay in Past Ten.
What I Learn from Reading
I’m reading stories this week for the American Library of Paris’s Young Author Fiction Festival. It’s the fourth time I’m a judge for this writing contest. From twenty-six short stories by authors aged eleven to twelve, I am to select…
To Tell or Not to Tell: Speaking about Work in Progress
Some authors refuse to speak about their work in progress. They don’t want to contaminate their fragile ideas with other people’s opinions. Or they fear colleagues might steal their plans before they can finish the book. Or they don’t want…
Thick Bleeding Numbers
The young woman for whom I was writing down my number stayed kind. She didn’t question my inability to accomplish a task so simple or judge me for my incompetence.