Men Don't Read Fiction? BULL!

I’d like to try the reverse of a new year res­o­lu­tion: instead of resolv­ing to do some­thing, I’d like to see folks resolve not to do it—or say it—ever again. If I could choose one and only one pub­lish­ing indus­try myth to leave behind in 2013, it would be the one that says “men don’t read fic­tion.” Read More

Leveling Up: In Praise of Writer Dads

I’m grateful to Gonzalez for spotlighting this subject so many are hesitant to touch, not with a 10-foot poll of how many among us think family men can have as viable and praiseworthy a challenge in writing as family women do. Try putting writer dad into the search field on Twitter. Stand well back from your computer. The hits you get will stretch from here to China. Or from Beijing to us.
So why would so many intelligent people, including Tuch—who is with The Review Review and Beyond the Margins and teaches in Boston’s pivotal Grub Street program)—see women and not men as well, when they hear or read or write the phrase “writer-parent?” Read More