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And here comes this very small girl – this fairly attractive small girl – getting real thug with me suddenly. Suddenly thug. This petite white girl getting suddenly thug. And she physically pushed me saying “Wrong fucking pile!” She was angry about this pile.
But almost everyone is better to party with than writers. Like cops. Cops have way better stories than writers do.
We need to leave room for bad days. But we also need to be brave enough to call people out. More understanding. Less fear. If I had a gospel, this is what I would preach—the gospel of tender rage. It’s not the same as punk rock, but it’s close.
Delaney Nolan is the newest kid on the block. The one everyone whispers... more
`You Know Gumby? The Little Guy with the Horse?` `Yes, I Know Who He Is.`: An Interview with Gabriel Blackwell
Gabriel Blackwell’s been busy. In the... more
Writers in M.F.A. programs assume, and are often told, that teaching means time away from... more
As a writer, what draws me to wrestlers, superheroes, etc is probably what you pointed out, that when we first encounter them, they are overtly flat characters, cardboard. So I have a chance, even an obligation, to dig in and root around and find the human, expose him or her. Once we see someone else not as a caricature but a person, we can reflect off them, compare ourselves to them, feel empathy or disdain or any of the myriad of human reactions that matter. But we can’t just shrug and go, “Ah, janitor.”
Bryan Furuness & Zach Roth
B.J. Hollars has no problem crossing literary boundaries. In his short... more
Matthew Savoca has placed himself as a... more
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