A (Danny Goodman): Hi Nicolle. First, let me say that I think you and Fictionaut are lovely. It’s true.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk. fwriction : review is the sister site, if you will, of my literary blog, fwriction. With the blog, I created something that I was searching for: a one-stop shop for people like me, who love writing and reading and generally rocking waffles. I am better at promoting other people’s work than I am my own, and that led me to the journal. I love discovering new writing, sharing it with the world. fwriction : review gives me that opportunity.
Q: If fwriction : review were a short story, what would that one short story be? What is the ANTHEM story to fwriction : review? That one story that makes fwriction : review go,”and that is why I write/read/breathe.”
A: That’s really hard to pin down. Over at fwriction, I showcase a “story of the day” in an effort to bring what I think is quality writing to readers at large. However, if I were to an anthem story for fwriction : review, it would have to start with any Raymond Carver story (most notably “So Much Water So Close To Home”), continue with Charles Baxter’s “The Next Building I Plan to Bomb” and James Salter’s “Last Night,” and end with Meredith Martinez’s “When I Say Love.” If fwriction : review were a novella, it would be either Emma Straub’s Fly-Over State or Edan Lepucki’s If You’re Not Yet Like Me. I believe I’ve failed in answering the question succinctly, and for that I am truly sorry.
Q: Please tell us more about you, your projects, and anything else you’d like to mention here. This one is a quickie, but goody. I hope. You haven’t sent the answers yet so who knows but I have faith.
A: I’m a writer, editor, teacher, lover of coffee, books, and all things Superman. I still sometimes dream of flying over New York City, providing something unique to the universe. For now, though, I bring stories to the world, and I’m okay with that.
Oh, and, submit to fwriction : review, please. Thank you. You’ve made my day.