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By ww2bw on July 31, 2011
Let the glowing reviews begin!
By ww2bw on July 29, 2011
A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Dick left the “disappointment business” in 1979 when his agent dumped him and is just getting back into writing. With a vengence. Books by my bed, under it, scattered around, in and on the dog bed—why we leave it there I don’t know, as retriever Sunny and part […]
By ww2bw on July 28, 2011
A Useful Platitude By Ross Howell Ross Howell followed a career in academic fund-raising, public relations, book publishing, and marketing after receiving his MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1978. He’s now freelancing non-fiction and fiction full-time, and will be teaching at Elon University in the fall. He lives in Greensboro, NC, with his […]
By ww2bw on July 26, 2011
Another Perspective By Dick Cummins Dick Cummins is a 1970 graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. After teaching writing for several years in Key West, FL and at the University of Montana, he decided to try writing of a different kind—a funding grant for the then new Apple II personal computers. He was […]
By Eric on July 25, 2011
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin Erik Larson, Crown 2011, 464 pages Reviewed by Eric Olsen @2bwriters I wrote in an earlier “Books by the Bed” that while I have many books and magazines by my bed for a little end-of-day reading, I can usually manage about […]
By ww2bw on July 21, 2011
Letting Go of Libraries By Doug Borsom “Put down your lendings.” That’s what the cast of “Ozamanides II,” naked and calling on the audience to disrobe and join them “in a love pile,” chant at the narrator of John Cheever’s “The Fourth Alarm.” The narrator gets naked (“I’ve always been very quick to get out […]
By Eric on July 20, 2011
By Eric Olsen @2bwriters Poor Rupert. I just read with no small delight that über-agent Andrew Wylie has accused HarperCollins (a Rupert Murdoch possession) of acting in an “unusually shrill and punitive” way toward authors. Much to my added delight, he managed to connect HarperCollins’ “shrill and punitive” behavior with Rupert Murdoch and the current hacking […]
By ww2bw on July 20, 2011
We Wanted to Be Writers, is in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers! Not bad for an unauthorized insiders’ look at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the lit biz, and what it means to be a writer.
By ww2bw on July 20, 2011
We Wanted to Be Writers is excerpted in the Summer/Fall 2011 issue of TriQuarterly! The fine folks at Northwestern University are running a big chunk of Chapter 4, “Say Yes! to Everything,” where we disuss the creative process. Very cool.
By ww2bw on July 18, 2011
In just a few days fifteen spectacularly fortunate readers will receive their very own copies of We Wanted to Be Writers absolutely free when their names are pulled from the virtual hat at the book giveaway going on at Good Reads right now. Don’t waste another second: Enter immediately. No, wait! Add us to your […]