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    May 09, 2009


    John McNally

    I shouldn't have said that Ralph Lombreglia's book was that "rare book" that made me want to sit down and write. There are thousands of books that make me want to sit down and write. But I remember his stories, in particular, having that effect on me.

    Scott Smith

    Coleman turns 14 tomorrow, so Robinson grabbed a copy of the Updike collection.

    Lombreglia remains one of my favorite writers.

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Thomas Brown

    I remember talking to an aspiring novelist from one of my fiction workshops a couple years ago: I told the guy about how I have no interest in writing a novel – that I would just like to be able to write a decent short story. He looked at me like I was crazy, and then told me all the globbety gook about how there was no money in it etc. “I know”, I told him. “I just want to be able to write a decent short story”.

    For some crazy reason I’ve always like the short story. I read collections where others read novels. I dust through used book stores for old copies of the O’Henry awards from the 50’s and 60’s. I read the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    If nothing else it’s more interesting than taking up golf.

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