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By ww2bw on May 6, 2013
The Mom Project In honor of the inimitable place they occupy, we’re putting mothers front and center all month. Tell us about your favorite mom in literature—including why you love or hate her—to be entered into a drawing for one of three copies of We Wanted to Be Writers (Sophie Portnoy in Portnoy’s Complaint, anyone?). Already […]
By ww2bw on April 30, 2013
We’re coming to you, Eugene. Eric Olsen will present “Pumping Irony: Pros on Prose (and Running)” at the Willamette Writers Speakers Series, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR. Looking forward to meeting virtual friends Valerie Brooks and Tom Titus and lots of other northern neighbors. Hope to see you there.
By ww2bw on January 14, 2013
Fred Setterberg, rock star author of “true-novel” Lunch Bucket Paradise (see our 5/2012 post) magnanimously and thoroughly reviewed We Wanted to Be Writers for literary blog Talking Writing. Our favorite line—among countless worthies: “By opting for the long view, covering the inceptive motives and misgivings of thirty writers and teachers—the celebrated and the obscure—We Wanted to Be […]
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By ww2bw on April 13, 2012
Ryan Schneider asked a bunch of questions, splashed the answers across a black background, and put Eric in the Author Spotlight. Very cool.
By ww2bw on April 10, 2012
We’re competing for the Independent Book Blogger Award in the Publishing Industry category. Full disclosure: It’ll take you a minute. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to register on Goodreads. But it’s free and you’ll get to hang out in BOOK CENTRAL, and best of all, you’ll earn our eternal gratitude. Oh please, oh please?!
By ww2bw on March 26, 2012
We’ve added some pix to our GRATEFUL READ board. See anyone you know?
By ww2bw on March 14, 2012
Who knew, back in September, on the third stop of our Super Colossal Stupendous Superlative We Wanted to Be Writers Blog Tour, that Eric‘s “Five Books” interview with the erudite Sophie Roell would lead to inclusion in Best of FiveBooks 2011, The Browser‘s first e-book?! But wait! It gets better! We were chosen from more than 600 interviews. AND […]
By ww2bw on February 29, 2012
Were you expecting to see Eric Olsen in this morning’s Huff Post Business? Don’t look at us; we were flying to Chicago for the AWP conference. Happy Leap Year! ” . . . At the heart of this process is, of course, something a little mysterious and unpredictable, that blessed ‘aha!’ when all the pieces […]
By ww2bw on February 27, 2012
Ok Chicagoish-ites. Here’s your chance to make the trip REALLY worthwhile. We will be giving away three copies of We Wanted to Be Writers at the end of our panel discussion Friday, March 2 (details below, extracted from the AWP official schedule). For a chance to win one of them, all you have to do […]
By ww2bw on December 12, 2011
So much to celebrate this month, not least of which is tomorrow’s appearance by Jane Smiley as she joins us at Book Passage in San Francisco to read from We Wanted to Be Writers. The lit superstar was extremely generous with her time through countless email interviews and phone followups for her extensive contributions […]