INSPIRATIONS

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Books I'm Reading Right Now

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

I know, I know-I'm late to this one. My father gave this to me for Christmas and I had just finished reading his short story, "The Deep," and fell in love with his wordplay. A brilliant writer who makes every word sing.


Dopesick by Beth Macy

I am captivated by the background of the opioid epidemic, especially how the Oxycontin reps used physician morphine prescription data to target areas ripe for addiction. Oxycontin drives the price up on recreational users, and pill poppers turn to needles instead.


The O Henry Prize Stories 2018

Stand-out stories for me:

“How We Eat,” Mark Jude Poirier, Epoch

“Inversion of Marcia,” Thomas Bolt, n+1

“Queen Elizabeth,” Brad Felver, One Story


Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins

Every chapter put me into action. I have become a better writer thanks to philosophies I have adopted in this book.


A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay  

Whoa. I'm now reading all of his stuff after flying through this chilling tale of a teenager whose parents believe she is possessed. Enter the exorcism, being filmed by a reality show. But there's more to it, I promise.



Music I Dig

Yesterday Was Hard on All of Us - Fink

If Only - Fink

Get Low - James Vincent McMorrow

Rising Water - James Vincent McMorrow

Storm - Jose Gonzalez

King Kong - Bob Schneider

2002 - Bob Schneider

Gathering Dust - David Gray

The Light - David Gray

Wildflowers - Joe Purdy

Waiting for Loretta Too Long - Joe Purdy

Empty - Ray LaMontagne

Emerging Writers I'm Loving

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