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Reading the stories that didn't make it

Reading the stories that didn't make it
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Reading the stories that didn't make it






Episode 3: R. K. Duncan, "The Night School"

For this episode, our shortest episode to date, I have the great pleasure of having on one of my oldest friends, Robin (R. K.) Duncan (@rkduncanauthor). He reads an excerpt of his story, "The Night School," which is a very atmospheric piece out of his back catalog, and we talk about discovering our personal processes and doing real, honest-to-god postal subs as baby-writers. The Fisher of Bones, by Sarah Gailey Fireside Quarterly "STET", by Sarah Gailey A Punk Rock Future (Amazon...


Episode 2: Sarah Hollowell - “Several Emails Regarding a Ceiling Fan and a New Kitten”

This episode completes our Sarah-fiction double-feature with guest Sarah Hollowell (@sarahhollowell). Sarah reads her story, "Several Emails Regarding a Ceiling Fan and a New Kitten," and we talk about some of the differences between genre-focused writing workshops and creative writing programs at colleges. Also: rejection. It's a thing that's going to happen to you as a writer. On this episode, we make a passing reference to pay rates without actually explaining what they are. Accoring to...


Episode 1: Sarah Gailey - "Meet Cute"

In this, the very first full episode, my guest is the one and only Sarah Gailey (@gaileyfrey), Hugo, Campbell, and Nebula-nominated author and winner of the 2018 Hugo award for Best Fan Writer. They read one of the very first stories they wrote, “Meet Cute,” and we talk about treating people well and reading widely. Works mentioned in this episode: “Monday,” by Hilary B. Bisenieks (my first published story) “STET,” by Sarah Gailey River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey The Lady from the...


Episode 0: Welcome to the Trunk

Hello, and welcome to Tales from the Trunk! Regular episodes will be releasing monthly on the 3rd Friday of the month, beginning 2019-03-15 with a Hugo-winning guest you will not want to miss, so I hope that you tune in then, and thank you for coming along on this journey with me. Transcript