If your mother wants to tell you her stories…my writing advice at Lascaux Review

Flannery O'Connor

Wendy Russ at Lascaux Review asked me (and other writers) to contribute a small bit of writing advice to the site while their 2nd annual flash fiction contest is underway (see details HERE and submit!)

And here is what I had to say:

Read Flannery O’Connor. Read Joy Williams. Read William Maxwell. Read about the universe. Read about neuroanatomy. Read “On the Origin of Species.” Read “Nine Stories.” Read Tolstoy. Read Carson McCullers. Read Edward P. Jones. Read Willa Cather. Study atlases and maps. Read E.B. White. Read fairy tales…

The rest is HERE. Thanks, everyone, at Lascaux Review for inviting me to contribute.