A portfolio of published writing
Welcome! Many of my published stories are printed here for your reading pleasure. Comment away.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” -Maya Angelou
Updated on May 19, 2013
Very fine story,”Kid,” Jennifer. You kept me guessing about the narrator’s sex for quite a while. Like his sisters, he too rounded up, became three dimensional, long before arriving at the final graph. Jeff’s voice has a distinctly feminine, petulant quality to it from this old misogyinst’s point of view. But you did capture a younger brother, selp-absorbed, almost narcissitic, disdainful of his elder sisters actions and ignorant of their lives, their travails and desires.
Now, I’m wondering, haven’t we met before in the blogosphere?
January 7, 2010 @
I am a self-publisher and have recently started a website. I was wondering if I could use some of your material on my website as I was really impressed with your work an I believe they will add a new flavour and attract more readers to my site.
February 1, 2010 @
Great article (“FIVE REASONS WHY EVERY WRITER NEEDS A WEBSITE”) in Volume XI : Issue 5 of Worldwide Freelance Writer.
Though I’m a writer who already has a site, I perked up at the headline and read your feature with great interest, even if just to confirm what I already know – and also add to it.
Very well written, helpful and encouraging.
Thanks and keep writing!
February 3, 2010 @
Just read your article in this week’s Writers Newsletter. A great piece, with plenty of useful advice – particularly about the aspect of linking back to publications and publishers.
February 5, 2010 @
Jennifer~ As always it was a pleasure to talk with you today. Read both of the Mused stories. Just loved them. You’ve got “it!” That’s for sure. Always enjoy your writing. Both stories lend themselves to film.(Big or small screen.) Keep us posted on all things Jenn, OK? Looking forward to it!
June 22, 2010 @
I just sent you an email and then clicked on your site. Hmmmm, an avid writer AND reader. Hope to meet you and learn more. Thanks again for contacting me.
October 26, 2010 @
I just read your article, “Why Writers Should Have a Web Site,” in Worldwide Freelance Writer and wanted to thank you for inspiring me to start writing on my blog again. The article was wonderful. It brought hope to us writers out here who continue to put pen and paper together in our effort to contribute to the everchanging world around us.
December 22, 2010 @
i’ve just read your article on worldwidefreelance and on an impulse read your memoir ‘painting’ coz it got me curious and also because I’m interested in writing memoirs myself. Excellent work. It made me feel that i’m not the only one who existed once in a fractured world. thanks.
December 22, 2010 @
I loved that book too! (Never Let Me Go)
December 24, 2010 @
HelLO? Aplogies up front–I know this is not what the “comment” box is for… but oh well! I am not on Facebook… please email me? Would love to catch up and see how you are. XOX
March 7, 2011 @
I read your piece on the three character rule (http://ezinearticles.com/?Create-Amazing-Drama-in-Your-Fiction-With-the-Three-Character-Rule&id=3731621) and I needed to comment.
I think you have tapped into something very primordial with that structure. Years ago I was at the University of Wisconsin and I had a stack of used copies of Konrad Lorenz’s “On Aggression” (
http://www.amazon.com/Aggression-Harvest-Book-Hb-291/dp/0156687410) that I handed out to undergrads that wanted to pursue studies in Ethology. This book is a wonderful, non-technical, treatise on Animal Behavior focusing on Aggression and Alliances (courtship) in animals. He discusses these interactions in depth. I think you are recommending organizing writing at a very primitive level in our minds. This might be a clue to why your own story telling is so successful.
July 2, 2011 @
Nancy & I enjoyed your character creating session at the Peace Dale Library this past Saturday. We are not going to be able to attend the Jan 12th session — too many other things going on. However, as soon as I post this comment I am going to sign up for your session on the 19th.
January 10, 2013 @
Saturday’s workshop reminded me of a book I’d been meaning to read since hearing the author interviewed on NPR. Maybe this was the interview: http://www.studio360.org/2002/mar/09/la-tour-dreams-of-the-wolf-girl/
But it doesn’t do justice to the layering of twentieth-century and seventeenth-century lives, the complex economy of structure, the pain of loneliness and needing and uncertainty and bungling and occasionally getting it right. Huddle plays with truth and falsehood the way La Tour plays with chiaroscuro. You might want to read it.
April 25, 2013 @
Hola: we met yesterday (5/18) at the writers workshop. I’m sorry I met you at your last session. I kept thinking about the Prince of Tides, the real “threshold guardian” was his 300+ years of southern culture ( unconscious threshold), the bridge was the conscious one and accidental. I just wanted to share the thought and ask you if you know of writers groups and/or workshops I’n RI or CT. Wish you a good life & good writing. Namaste, Alicia.
May 19, 2013 @