Tag: writing

Saturday Show #20: Ann Sterzinger and Hunter S. Thompson

Saturday Show #20, The Austin Writing Group, Episode 9. Relevant Links and Various Show Notes and Such: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” by J.D. Salinger “The Talkative Corpse” by Ann...

/ 18 May 2013

Saturday Show #19: Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger

In episode 19 of Saturday Show Podcast, Frank ponders whether Ernest Hemingway was a sexist and a racist. Also, too, what have post-modernism, MFA degrees, and professional writing workshops done to our literature? Ernest Hemingway didn’t have a degree in...

/ 12 May 2013

Saturday Show #18: Susan Sontag

Swashbuckling adventures in literary fiction, continued. Saturday Show #18 Relevant Links and Show Notes: Teaching Salinger’s Nine Stories by Brad McDuffie Susan Sontag Unguided Tour by Susan Sontag

/ 5 May 2013

Saturday Show #17: Sophia Coppola and Dwight Swain

The swashbuckling techniques of the modern literary fictioneer. With jokes. Saturday Show #17-The Austin Writing Group, Episode 6. Some of the topics discussed: – The relative weight of scenes vs. “pacing” and different terminology used by different schools of writing....

/ 20 April 2013

Saturday Show #16: Woody Allen and Ernest Hemingway

Saturday Show #16 Topics: – “Midnight in Paris” — themes, characters, Owen Wilson – The “weight” of scenes – Narrative flow – “The Contest” by Grace Paley – Noir

/ 12 April 2013

Saturday Show #15: Ayn Rand, Bobbie Ann Mason, and John Cheever

In episode 15 of Saturday Show, Frank covers why Jonathan Safran Foer is a “Face-ist” and a bunny rabbit murderer, traditional literary fiction versus commercial fiction, theme of the movie “As Good As It Gets” starring Helen Hunt and Jack...

/ 6 April 2013

Saturday Show #14: Kurt Vonnegut and Raymond Carver

Saturday Show Podcast #14 Topics: – Theme and message in stories, including “The Bath” and “A Small, Good Thing” by Raymond Carver and the movie “Sideways.” – The evolution of Raymond Carver’s writing style, as evidenced by the differences in...

/ 30 March 2013

Saturday Show #13.5: A Little Richard Ford Audio

From “Rock Springs” … “Sometime late in the night, after Edna was asleep, I got up and walked outside into the parking lot. It could’ve been anytime because there was still the light from the interstate frosting the low sky...

/ 24 March 2013

Saturday Show #13: Austin Writing Workshop

Saturday Show Podcast #13: Featuring an appearance by the ghost of writing groups past! (In a flow-y dress, no less.) More notes to come, when my brain is fully functioning. For now, please enjoy the audio.

/ 22 March 2013

Saturday Show #12: Raymond Carver, John Barth, John Cheever, John Updike, and Joyce Carol Oates

Listen to a discussion about my writing critique group. Are you in a writing group? Has it been beneficial for you? Why or why not? Points made in the writing group as I discuss in the podcast: – In literary...

/ 15 March 2013

Saturday Show #8: How J.D. Salinger Ruined My Dating Life

In episode 8 of Saturday Show Podcast, Frank discusses how his love of the stories written by J.D. Salinger can be a hindrance upon his dating life. Especially after a couple of g(G?)lasses of wine. The player above uses Flash....

/ 6 August 2012

Saturday Show #5: Joseph Conrad, The Informer, and Secret Societies

What can we learn about secret societies from the works of Joseph Conrad? Tune in to Saturday Show #5 to find out! SHOW NOTES: Joseph Conrad Wikipedia Page Freemasons

/ 9 June 2012

Saturday Show #3: Is the Indie Publishing Revolution Coming to an End?

SHOW NOTES: The Great Konrath ALMOST HOME THE WHIRLIGIG

/ 19 May 2012

Saturday Show #2: Fifty Shades of Shady? (+ Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad)

On this edition of Saturday Show, I discuss the runaway phenomenon of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, Joseph Conrad (HEART OF DARKNESS), and other moving literary topics. SHOW NOTES/LINKS: http://thesuburbanjungle.com http://dearauthor.com 50 Shades of Grey on Amazon.com Joseph_Conrad

/ 28 April 2012

Why I Wrote ALMOST HOME: The Evolution of The Whatever Generation

Under the Brooklyn el, we said we’d keep in touch, my high school buddies and I, but we knew—deep down in the dark recesses of a 1990 Summer night—that that just was not true. We were splitting up and going...

/ 16 September 2011