July 27, 2012

July 20, 2012

July 19, 2012

They're Going To Start More Liberally Interpreting Jewish Law?

From The Huffington Post: Spice Girls To Reform For Olympic Closing Ceremony

Okay, before I trash the HuffPo, some exciting personal news: I won the AWP 2012 Prize in the Novel. That means, in addition to the sweet cash prize and adoration of thousands of pale, socially awkward, skinny-jeans-and-thick-framed-glasses wearing girls worldwide*, my book is getting published by New Issues Press. I know, right?

Incidentally, if you are a writer who has found this blog by Googling me after seeing my name in the AWP announcement: hi! Let's be friends.

Anyway, I figured that in my new role as soon-to-be-published author, it's about time I make another push for widespread adoption of my proprietary internet acronym: DAOAFDA?. They're REFORMING, HuffPo? Really?

Admittedly, I understand what the headline is going for, and no doubt there's a descriptivist linguist lurking somewhere among my readership who will dust their hands at this point and say PROBLEM SOLVED, but here's the thing: that's not what 'reform' means! It means "to change [something] in order to make it better." And somehow I doubt that, after this many years apart, the Spice Girls are going to be doing any such thing.

So: DAOAFDA?, HuffPo. DAOAFDA?.

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(*Thousands more, that is, beyond the one who already kind of liked me.)

July 16, 2012

Success! (Sort Of)

I have acquired hosting and the CWG minisite is back up and running!

With a four-year-old data file because MobileMe completely disappeared the current one!

And also all of the images on this blog are still broken!

But we're getting there!

July 13, 2012

July 10, 2012

And Now, Not A Broken Image

In the run-up to my August/September CICADA publication of a longer short story (there's a new meaningless sub-genre waiting to happen), here's a shorter short story of mine that the incredibly talented people at Paper Darts published online today.

You may not have heard of Paper Darts, because they're small and pretty new, but holy moly, they do some truly beautiful design and illustration work to go along with the writing they publish — online and in print — and you should really go admire it and/or part with money for it beyond my silly little short short. Go!

In other news, I will have a piece of nonfiction appearing in print in the next issue of Memoir (and), which I believe will be coming out in January.