Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 190 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to StoryCon:
Articles   

National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Four Writers

By       (Page 2 of 6 pages)   No comments
Author 15
Message Bill Wetzel

What are five short stories that you would recommend everybody should read?

The Dead by James Joyce
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
Guests of the Nation by Frank O'Connor
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

If you could fight any character in a short story who would that be?

The two hit men, Max and Al, in Hemingway's The Killers.

 

 


Erika Wurth, author of Indian Trains


What is your favorite opening line of a short story?

"She was a girl for who a ringing phone dropped exactly nothing." -J.D. Salinger, "A Perfect Day for Bannafish" - which is not the opening line, but it's my favorite so I'm breaking this rule.

 

Name one short story that inspired you to write short stories yourself?

I was a sci-fi/fantasy dork & then decided to write poetry first. But I'd been reading literary fiction for a while before I decided to start writing that, though I knew I wanted to. I can't really remember, but I remember loving Dostoevsky's Notes From Underground really early  - which isn't a short story, but was I think the first writer that got my motor running for this kind of thing.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6

Rate It | View Ratings

Bill Wetzel Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Bill Wetzel is a Blackfeet Indian and a coauthor of the short story collection "The Acorn Gathering". He has written for the Arizona Daily Wildcat and Red Ink Magazine and been anthologized in the Studies In Indian Literatures series. Follow him at: (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

 
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Kitchen Table Theory: On Writing, Kitchen Tables, Motherhood and Time (1996 views)

National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Stephen Graham Jones (1677 views)

National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Five Writers (1654 views)

National Short Story Month: Five Questions with Four Writers (1489 views)

Total Views: 6816

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: