Last year we did something called Letters to Each Other, where Rumpus readers sent us a letter, and we sent you back six letters from other people. We think we want to make a radio story about it—if you participated and would be willing to participate in this story, will you email Karen at [email protected]?...more
Posts by: Karen Duffin
Turns out The Great Gatsby is good for more than passing eighth grade English – try seduction. May not get you a marriage proposal, but might be good for a free lunch....more
Good news for writers aspiring to start something small and readers who prefer petite – it turns out the bad economy may be on the side of small: “People are much less likely to give up their fascinations or their passions in bad times....more
Tracy Kidder talks to the Bygone Bureau about the danger of rereading your work: “Only two things can happen, and neither one is good. Either I’m reading and think how can I possibly have allowed that sentence to go to print, or I think, ‘Did I used to write that well?’” The quality of free writing: “Dreck.” Writing talent: “Anyways, talent… I’ve never understood what that really is.” Why he bought back the rights to one of his books so he would be the last person to ever read it: “I wrote it in a kind of swashbuckling first person, which I dislike.” And, the intelligence of writers: “Yeah....more
Laura Stevens has great hair. The best hair in the room, 94.3% of the time. It makes me jealous.
She is the only non-adopted child of her parents’ six children.
She does change management consulting for a living… I still don’t know what that means....more