Monthly Archives: December 2014

Happy New Year

May your celebration last into the night and may your writing ideas flow like champagne at the best of parties.

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New York Public Library’s list of books to re-read in 2015… (or read for the first time)

A solid list of heavy-hitters for our personal lists or syllabi. http://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/06/27/100-books-reread?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral

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How to write a story

Here is a great TED talk about how stories are imagined and crafted into fiction. John Dufresne was my thesis director at FIU’s MFA Program. Sit back and watch, and I guarantee it will inspire you and get your mind wheels turning in preparation … Continue reading

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Jobs

I hope those of you who are on the job market are using the AWP Job List. There are a tone of non-academic writing positions listed there lately, like this one below. I know at least half a dozen MFA … Continue reading

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New Flash Fiction Accepted by Akashic Books

My story, “Dropping Like Flies,” was just picked up by Akashic Books for their Thursdaze Series. It’s scheduled for publication in April. They ran another story of mine, “Surrounded,” in their Terrible Twosdays series in September. Here’s the link to the series: … Continue reading

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Dick Cass Wins National Trout Unlimited Essay Contest

My essay Pursuing, Losing won the national Trout Unlimited Be Steelheaded essay contest. The essay was read on November 20th as part of the kickoff of Trout Unlimited’s Wild Steelhead Initiative, a project to protect and restore wild steelhead in their … Continue reading

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Brian Thiem’s 3-Book Deal Announced in Publisher’s Marketplace

I’m thrilled to see my crime fiction series formally announced in Publisher’s Marketplace. Brian December 9, 2014 – RED LINE by Brian Thiem Fiction: Mystery/Crime Brian Thiem’s debut RED LINE, the first in a new police procedural series by a … Continue reading

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