Mr. Eaton has asked me to inform you that this is (probably) the last of his semi-badgering promotional activities based around the publication of his story collection Intimate Dialogues.
Four stories from this collection had been published previously online by different magazines. At least three of these, I’ve been informed, have been shouted at you (in a very online sort of way) during these last summer months.
This forth and final shout concerns his published story SHOULDER – and if you click anywhere around here you can go read it – for free at The Cordland Review.
And, I’m requested to urge, if ya like that one, there’s more where it came from. Print and ebooks availability right here.
After I have passed on those essential points, I have been asked to end this and give thanks for reading this and get out.
Consider this done.
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Recently my newest fiction work, a collection of stories, Intimate Dialogues, was published.
Some of the stories included in the collection were published elsewhere. One such story, Ledge, was published by the extremely well-regarded online literary magazine, The Barcelona Review. To read, click here to read LEDGE.
If you like it, and want to read similar stories, go here to buy the book.
And I made a video you may have not seen for this book’s promotion. Watch Here.
Thanks. – Vincent
Well, news has it my next book is out. And there’s a video attached.
The collection of stories, Intimate Dialogues, was written over the last decade or so. I did not bother to keep score of what was written when, and how, or why. It began, as these things do, with writing one, then another, and so on, until something Chekhov once said about his stories entered my mind, and this is not an accurate quote, but a muddy recollection:
“I write briefly about large subjects.”
I embraced this idea, it brought coherency to these stories that were suddenly appearing, and so wrote, when the appropriate story idea appeared before me, with this in mind: writing briefly about some subjects, characters and situations that could have been, perhaps, rather longer.
Additionally, it was pointed out to me early in my writing life by an editor, that I possessed a talent few writer’s had, and that was the ability to develop characters and situations using only dialogue. The stories were all (for the most part) created with dialogue being the main narrative style.
Needing to get the stories going quickly, unexpected intimacy between disparate characters experiencing critical moments in their lives became a theme.
Lastly, I chose to employ the word dialogue rather than the shorter American usage dialog. I fancied the look of the word dialogue. There were more letters. Maybe because the stories are so compressed, I wanted a slightly uncompressed title.
Here’s a video that’s supposed to seduce you into buying the book.
Click on this sentence to see the video.
Also, additionally, in a hyper-marketing sort of way, click on this sentence to read some story excerpts or find where to buy the book.
That’s my story on these stories. Some stories have been published elsewhere, and I’ll post those now and then so you can have an opportunity to read, to taste, see if you might want to buy all their brothers and sisters contained in this collection.
So long for now, Vincent
My latest book, a collection of stories entitled INTIMATE DIALOGUES, is being released very shortly.
Several of the stories appearing in this collection have been previously published by online magazines. I’ll be posting some of them, so if you enjoy what you read, you might be tempted to order the whole collection (whether as printed book or ebook).
This one is the story that kickstarted the idea for the collection, which goes some years back (I’ll speak of this in the next blog posting).
Click here to read the story: Interruptions.
More news on this book very soon. Thanks for dropping by, Vincent
I mentioned recently my next book to see the light of life is Intimate Dialogues. Here’s the blurb I’m using to explain what readers can expect (a unavoidable commercial necessity).
Stories of people in confidential conversations. Dialogues between couples, whether two males, two females, male/female, old/young, couples, strangers, people and TVs or two dogs. On love, loss, hope, impropriety, friendship, death, anger, joy. Some are humorous, some fierce, most emotionally resonant. The talks occur in bars, in living rooms, in hospital waiting rooms, on building ledges, dentist chairs, therapists’ rooms, rest homes, usually face to face, rarely on phones. Always intimate.
An original story of mine was recently published by the well-known and reputable online publication The Cortland Review.
It is called “Shoulder” and is part of my story collection Intimate Dialogues.
It’s available for reading, and just just click anywhere here if you want to read it.
Hope you like, and thanks for dropping by. - Vincent
For a while now this story stuff I’m doing and letting you know about has become somewhat irregular. Once upon a time I was posting audio clips of stories on Mondays, written stories on Wednesday, then my videos on Fridays.
For me it became a bit of a mishmash of misplaced market-oriented gobbly-gook resulting in omnidirectional creative firecrackers.
Such busy routines may be useful for those entities declaring themselves ‘market-oriented novelists’, but these timely, business-like efforts caused my focus to go all asymmetrical.
It took a lot of time to do and not enough time left over to be. (To let the mind empty then wander then create then — new story!)
Much of my time during the last three years has been spent in interminable administrative tasks. Like an on-going To Do List That Would Not Die. My own private A4 sized zombie. No matter how much I did and was actually Really Productive, finishing one task usually added on another two or three more tasks for follow-up and/or investigating and/or digging deeply into more research. That’s how it goes with a publishing company: one thing always, always leads to another.
This included setting up a number of books, eBooks, connecting with audio and fabric distribution channels, triple checking formats and functioning, working with various designers on various projects, giving things A Try, making errors, making corrections, contacts hither and thither and roll-outs and videos and finding assorted virtual homes to expose my stories, their cozy homes away from home. A one-man interminable putting-things-in-place long drawn-out phase. But times ticks, things do get done, put firmly in place, and this month my To Do list has more white on it then black lines of do-me and I’m-waiting-to-be-done — a lot less of the relentless bang of attention-demanding bullet points.
So currently I’m like a side of beef taken from the flames: I’m now relaxing in my juices. Between now and the summer I’ll come out with an early novel, “The Nice Guy” and a story collection called “Intimate Dialogues”. After the copy-editing was completed, designs of their separate covers and interior layouts is moving forward. Recording and editing the audio versions, getting the eBooks in line and professionally formatted. After this, maybe a couple of more novels in 2012, or maybe a non-fiction collection, but definitely some more t-shirts and “mer-chan-dise”, and then there’s those videos….
Basta and great! I can scratch this Blog Post off my to do list. More shiny white on the sheet.
Recently had this story, from my forthcoming short story collection, Intimate Dialogues accepted for online publication by Fiction365.
It is called “Not Mama,” and you can read it by clicking on THIS LINK HERE.
Thanks for dropping by.
This Friday, instead of my usual short-short Noises from the House story, I have a longer story that has just been published online at The Cortland Review issue 46.
The story is called “Interruptions” and is taken from my collection of short stories that will be published near Christmas this year under the title, “Intimate Dialogues”.
Hope you like. The link: INTERRUPITONS at The Cortland Review. Thanks for any commentary you have…