When I was in law school, at The University of Chicago on the south side of the city, I dated someone from one of the tony, rich suburbs on the lakeshore north of the city. One evening as I was driving her home from our date, I noticed there was an MG dealership in her posh suburb. Since I had the silly notion at the time that I might buy an MG-B when I graduated, I decided it would be nice to get a general idea of the price of the coveted car, so I drove around the block, pa
I do plenty of readings at writing and genre conventions, book signings, local author nights, and the like of excerpts from my books or short stories. You can find two of my readings online: Seasons Critiquings at http://vimeo.com/57106257; and Someday at http://vimeo.com/63190661. I think I do a pretty good job at readings and I like the opportunity to add pauses and inflection to the bare words to make them even more dramatic.
But I never felt that I was up to the task of
Credible Dialogue Makes Reading a Bit Too Successful:
A fellow in my writers group is doing a documentary on such groups and has interviewed me and many other members. He recently decided he would like audio clips of his interviewees reading from something they wrote to use as voiceovers for some of the overview shots of the group or their books or whatever, so he asked me and another author to hang after group today and read 3-4 minutes from one of our works. I read the sc