When a short story is successful, a reader ends it feeling certain that it could not have been a novel or novella; feeling certain that, though it might have been better if it were a bit longer, it should not have been more than a page or two longer than it is. 1,352 more words
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One of my weekly favorites is to listen to NPR’s podcast, Pop Culture Happy Hour. 921 more words
“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. 53 more words