Craft Note: Serious Day Jobs and the Grave Dangers of the “Twinned” Existence

The Writer and Pynchon's Concept of "Twinning" So, here I find myself arrived at that stage of life in which the passing of the sands through the hourglass has evolved beyond hoary metaphor into palpable reminder of my long sacrifice of calling to day job. I seem daily to grow more desperate and panicky over…

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Craft Note: Epistolary Reflections on Innovative Writing

I seem to have always been drawn to fiction you might say is "out there." This seems to have had an influence on the way I write my own fiction. I can't point to any particular approach or technique I've adopted from the authors I admire (beyond the typically derivative affectations common to most beginning…

Author Donald Anderson Highlights This Week’s Word Patriots, Stellar Panel to Gather for Paul West Birthday Program

This week on Mark Seinfelt’s Word Patriots webcast, Donald Anderson joins Mark to discuss his forthcoming work, Gathering Noise from My Life: A Camouflaged Memoir. Anderson directs the creative writing program at the United States Air Force Academy. Since 1989, he’s been Editor of War, Literature & the Arts: an international journal of the humanities.…