Equipment Test! Episode 9 – Reading List, and Books That Helped Me With My Writing

In case you missed it, the newest episode of my podcast, Equipment Test! came out over the weekend. So, yes, I AM still recording this podcast in which I just recap my blog posts every weekend. Yes, I still shut myself in my bedroom so my roommate doesn’t hear while I record it, and yes,… Continue reading Equipment Test! Episode 9 – Reading List, and Books That Helped Me With My Writing

I’m Reading The Best American Short Stories 2021

I used to read The Best American Short Stories pretty regularly ever since I started studying creative writing. Somehow I sort of fell off the wagon for the last few years, though. I haven’t read since Roxane Gay was the guest editor for the 2018 edition. Well, I’m catching up. I’m starting with the newest… Continue reading I’m Reading The Best American Short Stories 2021

I’m Reading The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Yesterday, I finished up Less by Andrew Sean Greer, so I started my next audiobook. Today’s task is to get as finished with The Night Watchman as I can. I’ve got a lot of books to get through that I’ve acquired over some time. I don’t really like to write actual reviews of books anymore,… Continue reading I’m Reading The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

I’m Reading Less by Andrew Sean Greer

I’m reading the novel Less by Andrew Sean Greer. I know. Big deal. A writer reads. Whatever. I actually kind of feel bad because I’ve also been reading less (not as much of) for a year or so. I finally finished The Goldfinch in 2020 after starting it in 2015, Right after that I bought… Continue reading I’m Reading Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Books That Helped Me With My Writing

Last week, I applied to several low-residency MFA programs. While I’d LOVE to get accepted into one of those programs, I’m trying to remember that there are other ways to learn about writing literary fiction, too. The chances of getting accepted into an MFA program seem like they’re getting lower and lower these days, even… Continue reading Books That Helped Me With My Writing

Application Fees – A New Episode of My Podcast – Equipment Test!

I still don’t really have a good reason why, but I’m still making my podcast every weekend. It’s called Equipment Test! and it’s just me reading my short stories and talking about my blog. I figure I’ll just recored an awful episode every weekend while I’m alive and maybe in like 10 years it’ll be… Continue reading Application Fees – A New Episode of My Podcast – Equipment Test!