A month of stranger than fiction stories were promised… and, well, promised delivered! I’ve been friends and colleagues with the many writers of this blog for years, and yet I found myself consistently surprised, amused, and horrified by September’s crop of posts.
One of the dominant stereotypes about writers is that we’re all J.D. Salinger types, antisocial nerds who shut themselves up in their dark little basements and slowly grow pale from lack of direct sunlight. Okay, that might be overstating things somewhat. The point is that it couldn’t be further from the truth. In order to write resonant, exciting, and cathartic prose, you have to get out into the world and live. September was certainly a showcase for that.
In case you’ve missed any of our excellent posts this month, take a few minutes to browse what’s on offer.
Stranger than Fiction, by Nancy DiMauro.
Hair Popsicle, by Clancy Metzger.
The Self-Cleaning Dog, by Gregory D. Little.
What’s Up, Doc? by Kim May.
A Hangman’s Tale, by Karen Dudley.
The $80 Mission Bank Heist, by Jace Sanders.
The Thin Line Between Memoir and Realistic Fiction, by Kristin Luna.
The Longest Ten Minutes, by Evan Braun.
My Close Encounter, by Robert J. McCarter.
Based on a True Story, by Kevin Ikenberry.
The Strangest Part of Real Life Is that It Happens Every Day, by Matt Jones.
Life vs. Story, by Frank Morin.
Haunted Hospital, by Paul Genesse.
Texas Heart Shot, by Quincy Allen.
Hell in an Elevator, by Scott Eder.
Perfectly Harmless Lake Flies, by Gama Martinez.
From Plane to Progress, by Colette Black.
When Life Is Larger than Life, by Mary Pletsch.
In the Company of Giants, by Lou J. Berger.
Webbed Toes and Dream-Memories, by Nathan Barra.
Come on back tomorrow, as Leigh Galbreath begins a journey into our more angsty writerly psyches. For October, we’ll be tackling Fear and Loathing in the Writing Life.