I had a great time at the Fall Fiction Festival at the Ralston Library this afternoon. Reading one’s work out loud is a great way to find holes in a scene. I practiced reading it a few times with my wife, and found some places in need of tweaking.
We really have a talented group of people in the Nebraska Writers Workshop. In addition to Repenter, we heard tales of biblical sadists, inept donut-store robbers, sympathetic western women of ill repute, fifteen-year old saviors, Hawaiian shirt-wearing vampires, and more.
Good exposure for the group as a whole, and each of us as writers.
Breaking news. Or at least kind of bending news.
I will be reading at the Hollis and Helen Baright Public Library in Ralston, NE this Sunday 9/18/11 sometime between 2 and 4 pm. I’ll be reading the first chapter of Repenter. Other members of the Nebraska Writers Workshop will also be reading from their novels or short stories. Come on out and celebrate the spinning of yarns.
In other news, I have Repenter tweaked up, and am submitting it to Fox Literary. We shall see where that goes. Well, it goes through the internet and its shadowy servers of uncertain security. Or it goes with so if you’re misquoting Kurt Vonnegut. In any event, momentum builds, worlds rise, and hope springs eternal in this little corner of cyberness.