Monday, May 27, 2013

Life Advice From Raymond Carver

Were it not for his untimely death, tomorrow would have been the 75th birthday of Raymond Carver, whose work has shaped readers and writers for many years. To celebrate the life of the literary giant, and to help you better emulate him, Flavorwire has collected some of Carver’s advice and musings on living and writing, from the pithy to the complex. Read his thoughts after the jump, and add any favorite quotes missing here to the comments. … Read More

Flavorwire Exclusive: Alissa Nutting on Her Favorite Short Story

Flavorwire Exclusive: Alissa Nutting on Her Favorite Short Story

The short story can be a magical thing. It’s a breath, a moment, a captured mood — or an entire teeming world packed into a few pages. Maybe, if it’s really great, it’s both. The only trouble with short stories is that not enough people read them. So, in a series to celebrate Short Story Month (and help you add to your reading list), Flavorwire is asking some contemporary masters of the form to talk about the short stories they love. In this installment, Alissa Nutting, author of the disturbing, wonderful and disturbingly wonderful Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls and the forthcoming novel Tampa, shares a favorite. … Read More

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