Friday, May 17, 2013

From Anthologies to Interviews, There's Lots Brewing at Coffee and Critique:

Coffee and Critique, the critique group Lou Turner and I co-founded in 2007, has some exciting projects brewing.

Lou came up with the brilliant idea for our group to put together an anthology. Lou and I are serving as co-editors of this members-only anthology. We are looking for well crafted, critiqued, polished, and elegant unpublished short stories and essays of up to 2,500 words.  The C&C members' anthology will be published by High Hill Press, with a release date and book launch scheduled for late fall. Stay tuned for details.

My idea isn't quite as glamorous, but it's entertaining, informative, and a lot of fun. Beginning this month I will post my interviews with members of Coffee and Critique on the Coffee and Critique blog. The feature is called "Take Ten with Coffee and Critique."

Using a Q&A format, a selected member will respond to ten writing-related questions, plus one bonus question. It's a great way to get to know the remarkable members of C&C, as well as gain insight into their writing processes. The Take Ten feature will include member bios and links to their websites or blogs.

Earlier today I published my first Take Ten interview with Doyle Suit. If you get a chance, check out Doyle's interview.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Look for my review of "The Great Gatsby" movie next week.


  1. Donna, sounds like you have a lot of exciting things happening! Although I'm not a member of C&C, I have friends there and will make sure to check out the blog! Look forward to seeing you soon.


  2. Great, great ideas, Donna and Lou! Love it. I will check out Doyle's interview now. He's one of my favorite people. :)

  3. Though I haven't attended in a while, I still like to consider myself a C&C member. An anthology sounds awesome!

    Critter Alley

  4. "Well crafted, critiqued, polished and elegant." Wow. Now that is worth writing.

  5. Hi Dianna,
    Thanks! I'm looking forward to our next IVV dinner. It's been too long.

    Hi Margo,
    Thanks. Doyle is one of my favorites too.

    Hi Pat,
    Lou and I still consider you one of our members. I remember when we first started and met on Tuesday nights at B&N and you would bring one of your wonderful essays. Maybe after you retire you can join us during the day. You always are welcome to C&C, and of course you are welcome to submit to the anthology.

    Hi Marcia,
    How true, and it also describes your writing style.


  6. Sounds like a great idea - look forward to the interviews and meeting some of those folks in your C&C critique. I've been behind on the blog reading, I see you've been busy. Congrats on your granddaughter's graduation/scholarship and everything else.

  7. Hi Lynn,
    Thanks. I know you've been busy too.


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