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 We are looking for well crafted, critiqued, polished, and elegant unpublished short stories and essays of up to 2,500 words.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.

7 comments:

  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.

    Dianna

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

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

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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

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  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.

    Donna

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  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.

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

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