Tagged: experimental fiction

The Hypothetical Girl exposes the hidden emotion of online dating

The Hypothetical Girl exposes the hidden emotion of online dating

Every story in Elizabeth Cohen’s first collection, The Hypothetical Girl, has a “Yes, yes that’s it!” moment. These are romance stories for the connected twenty-first century, but I have to warn you, most of them don’t have happy endings. Although online dating is gaining more acceptance in our culture, a lot of people still look...

Further thoughts on the nature of metafiction

Further thoughts on the nature of metafiction

I defined metafiction in this post over here, but I find this short list of meta-related definitions to be helpful also: meta- : a prefix originating from the Greek meaning “after,” “along with,” “beyond,” “among” or “behind.”  (dictionary.com) metafiction : fiction about fiction, or fiction that draws attention to the fact that it is fiction...

Metafiction defined

Metafiction defined

When I tell people I blog about metafiction, I often hear “What’s metafiction?” So I thought rather than examine a particular work this week, I’d discuss metafiction and perhaps arrive at a working definition for the purposes of this blog.

Sure-footed writing

Sure-footed writing

I often stumble when I begin writing a short story. I don’t know enough about the characters or the setting for brilliant sentences to come pouring out of my fingertips. But I learn. I adapt to the story’s needs. And eventually—eventually I find the path, and the characters are just there, and I can feel...