Archive for the 'Editor’s Eye' Category

I know exactly what I do and do not like and I can tell you why in excruciating detail.

When I first joined Fictionaut, I was beginning to find out who I am as a writer and what I want to accomplish with my work. From my initial posts—poems on classical music and, oddly enough, eating disorders, to some of my later fiction—I notice a kind of confidence that I don’t think I would’ve [...]

When it comes to giving other people compliments I’m kind of a dick.

I look to Fictionaut for exceptional writing and each time I open the site some is here, waiting for me.

I adore pigs and the idea of packs of pigs and packs of poets running around Prague and its environs made me laugh.

I felt an obligation to “give back” to an institution that has been a source of delight, challenge, and encouragement in the two years since I joined. I hope my small contribution helps Fictionaut continue to flourish.

Since joining in 2008, I have found Fictionaut a wonderful place to read and discover great writing. Taking a turn at Editor’s Eye has been an honor, and like those before me, a challenge, since many of the stories I loved received more than 5 stars. However, there was no shortage of gems, and I’m happy to recommend them.

Fictionaut is full of amazing people who love to read and write. But it’s very difficult to isolate the overlooked writer on board because they don’t stay hidden for long.

An excuse to put all my nagging concerns aside and read every single piece posted to Fictionaut over two weeks: what a rare treat.

I wanted to take all these stories home for dinner.



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