The Ultimate Rejection Slip

We writers need to keep our humor about us when it comes to rejection of the work we've toiled over so long and so carefully. That's where exaggeration of the process comes into play. Here's the best, most vitriolic rejection anyone ever made up. Hope it makes you laugh, too.

Comics Anyone?

One of the most popular but least talked about media phenomena probably stares you in the face each morning as you sip you latte and fumble a piece of crumb cake inward: the comics. In the one just below, you get a commentary on books, the modern attention span, and – by implication – the…

Writing Humor

For whatever  reason, I've kept humor writing at arms length as my chops have developed. So as I near the finish line for a twelve-story series about life and love in and around an Alabama pool hall called Sam's Place, the need for humor came calling.  I knew that one key to humor is in…

Order Within The Maelstrom

  Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me, by Richard Fariña   Buddhist theory, I’ve heard, proclaims that the human nervous system’s prime function is to find (create, perhaps) order within chaos. Fariña’s book, as a prototype for what is popularly known as postmodern literature, seems to toy with this idea as…

Envisioning An Apocalyptic Novel

     Gravity’s Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon – Part 2   If one with Pynchon’s apocalyptic view of western society and his desire to write about it were to devise a novel on the subject, what form would suit his story best? In broadbrush form, it should probably consist of episodic segments using arcane terms,…