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Take pride in what you wrote - because you wrote it

“The stories weren’t brilliant. But I wrote them, I began and ended them.”

-Joy Williams

Love this sentiment from Joy Williams, an American novelist and short story writer I admit I didn’t know when I read this quote.

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We are American writers

“We are American writers, absorbing the American experience. We must absorb its heat, the recklessness and ruthlessness, the grotesqueries and cruelties. We must reflect the sprawl and smallness of America, its greedy optimism and dangerous sentimentality. 64 more words


THE FRIDAY FIVE - 27.1.2017

1. The XX – On Hold
2. Weezer – Buddy Holly
3. Marsheux – Suffer The Children
4. Joy Williams – Ordinary World
5. Circa Waves – Fire That Burns


Joy Williams - Venus (2015)

Context – waiting for the printer

Joy Williams’s album Venus is a complete left-turn for several reasons, each being a twist on the initial turn.*  I started today looking for some new country or “Americana” as the kids these days are calling their Appalachian roots music these days.   485 more words


Day 19: Today's Christmas Song

Goosebumps every time: Here With Us by Joy Williams, a reverent song with a lot of heart, especially after 3:15. Posted by NightFire201.

Blog Series

Joy Williams, The Visiting Privilege; Ninety-Nine Stories of God - TLS

“Was it only a dream that Literature was once dangerous, that it had the power to awaken and change us?”, Joy Williams wondered recently in an unpublished essay. 1,775 more words


"Story" by: Joy Williams

In her newest collection of flash fiction, Joy Williams manages to evoke an array of emotions from the reader in just a couple of sentences. These short shorts are uneasy little things. 352 more words

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