Jürgen shared his ten favorite iPad apps for writers in the Huffington Post, including Evernote, GoodReader, and StoryCubes. To save you untold hours of procrastination, here’s my current setup of ten apps for writing, drafting, outlining, editing, and generating story ideas, divided into five essentials and five remarkable aids for inspiration and creativity. Read the […]
MJedit, Jürgen and Marcy Dermansky’s developmental editing services for writers, just launched its Facebook page. Like it for regular updates related to all things writing and editing. Of course we also have a twitter feed, @mjedit.
As a part of the F.W. Murnau Foundation’s new series “Film trifft Buch” (Movie Meets Book), I will read from Kino, followed by a conversation with me and Andrea Wink and a screening of Helmut Käutner’s 1945 film Under the Bridges, on February 1. The F.W. Murnau Foundation, located in Wiesbaden, preserves and restores Germany’s film heritage, and I’m thrilled […]
Christopher Allen (Conversations with S. Teri O’Type) interviewed me for I Must Be Off! about being an expat, the speculative elements of Kino, white slavery, cyanide, and my time at Mississippi College. You can read the interview here. Christopher also reviewed Kino for the Fictionaut blog. From the review: Kino is, however, much more than an action-packed mystery page-turner. At its […]
Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto, a collection of essays about the state of publishing edited by Hugh McGuire and Brian O’Leary, is available today from O’Reilly. I contributed an essay on Fictionaut to the section on “Projects from the Bleeding Edge.” Other contributors include Jacob Lewis, Valla Vakili, Travis Alber, Aaron Miller, Kassia Krozser, and Brett Sandusky. […]
Amber Lee interviewed me for the online literary magazine Necessary Fiction. I talked about what I learned from teaching, my experience of launching Der Brennende Busch, one of the first German web magazines, and the power of the movies: Right after the Aurora shooting this summer, there was a flurry of articles online, mainly by film […]
Sometime last century, while I was a student, I used to contribute movie reviews to my local newspaper, the Wiesbadener Kurier. Now, they were kind enough to feature me and Kino in an article — which happened to come out on my birthday. You can read the feature online.
At Necessary Fiction, Writer-in-Residence Matthew Salesses asked a number of writers for their tips on revision. I chimed in with a bit about what I learned from the Grateful Dead. Writing happens in layers, carefully applied, cut, reshuffled, blended, extended, and deleted, until the final product appears easy and flows well. It’s tempting to say […]