Found: New Novel to Read, and a Really Nice Writing Blog

I recently read a review of Lee Martin’s Late One Night that sounded like just what I was looking for, and that’s not easy to find, so I ordered it and started reading it today.  Speaking of hard to find, I thought the review was at Brevity Journal, but I can’t find it, or link you to it.  Forgive me.

Anyway, the book has beautifully crafted prose, a great opening in terms of story-telling, and I’m totally committed after the first four chapters.

I got curious about the author, whose name sounded familiar, and discovered Lee Martin has a writing blog.  Somehow I was looking for an article about comedy and writing he wrote, and instead I found a blog I’ll be visiting on a regular basis when working–if you’re a prose writer, you’ll probably like the blog, too.

A recent post about following a climactic moment has a great question to ask ourselves as we finish a story, with a piece of a crushingly beautiful story to illustrate.  Other posts were similarly structured.

I love that–a little discussion of something very meaningful to me, and a short, fine piece of writing.  Just what I wanted to find in the blog I didn’t know I was looking for.

More on the book later, after I read it.

Articles on comedy in writing, anyone?

About Fish Clamor

Writer--poems, fiction, flash, essays, hybrid essays, sketch comedy on a great day, too. First prose chapbook, _How I Kiss Her Turning Head_, published by Monkey Puzzle Press, May 2014, is available from me--just email me--jen at This domain name. Follow me on twitter @fishclamor! Thank you so much for stopping by! --Jennifer Woodworth
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