As I’ve said before, Kyle Minor is the hardest working man in fiction right now. If you aren’t following his career, you’re missing out on the chance to watch a great artist in the processing of becoming famous for his work. If you’re an emerging writer yourself, his successes are good markers for your own trajectory. More than that, he’s a hell of a writer and a generous, gracious guy. Be inspired by him.
Kyle Minor is one of the hardest working people in fiction. Congratulations, Kyle, for this much-deserved recognition! http://kyleminor.com/2012/04/30/iowa-review-prize/
I don’t know Heather Poole, but my wife does. Heather’s memoir, Cruising Altitude, came out today and she’s been all over radio and print. Next week she’s on 20/20. Congratulations, Heather!
Heather is a flight attendant, as was a writer I do know: the amazing Ann Hood. Ann’s very successful novel The Knitting Circle is being made into a movie by HBO with Katherine Heigl starring and producing.
Clay Morgan, who writes a great blog called Educlaytion, just announced that he sold his first book to Abingdon Press. Way to go, Clay!
Kyle Minor recently singed on with agent Katherine Fausset of Curtis Brown. She’ll be representing and, I’m quite sure, selling, his new manuscript in short order. Kyle is a gracious dude and one the hardest-working writers I’ve seen on the web. His talent and production are going to take him very far.
I’m very inspired but what all of these folks are doing.
Kyle Minor posted “I Like It When Thom Jones’s First Person Narrators Break Into Essay in the Middle of a Short Story” yesterday at HTML Giant. He makes a great point about where we can really go with first person narration if we choose to (and, you know, if we do it well).
March 23, 2010
One of my photographs is up at Dogzplot today. It’s from the Moravian Cemetery in Bethlehem. Also up today is a great flash piece by Kyle Minor, a great writer I’ve had the pleasure of corresponding with.