Friday, August 07, 2009


The short story I wrote got published yesterday.


  1. That's the happiest news of the week Ingrid, I knew you had the talent and I am delighted for you! I hope you do something fun to celebrate!

  2. It looks wonderful in print, with your name there! :-) Could you do a translation for us?

  3. Thanks for the congrats. I can try my hand at translating it, but not sure when I will be done. I need to write something else now. If things go well I may be able to get stuff published twice a month.

  4. I am absolutely delighted for you. I have a translation program so I'll try and translate it. If I'm successful I'll email you a copy, Sophie. Sometimes, however, the program translates too literally and the text doesn't make sense.

    But that doesn't matter now - YOU ARE PUBLISHED, INGRID. You're on your way!!!

  5. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! :) I bet Gabe is over the moon. How do you feel?



  7. It's a wonderful story, Ingrid. Very poignant. Congratulations!

  8. Thank you all for the kind words. I am happy to be back in the saddle, so to speak.

  9. Congratulations on the story. I've always been fascinated by belief and think that's a great subject matter. You have a good sense of story and movement and have a good feel for subtlety.

    I'd love to read something you write that is more in the neighborhood of 3000 and 5000 words. This story proves you have the basic chops for writing, next you need to show the endurance with something more sustained.

    One thing I would suggest (and that I will probably blog about soon) is that the next time you are out and about doing something, allow yourself to imagine, as you are experiencing everything, how you would capture that experience in words. Or better go ahead and capture something in words AS you are experiencing it. THEN separately imagine how you would describe what has already happened.

    Most people will discover a vast difference in describing something they are experiencing now and something they have already experienced. As a writer we always describe the past, but the audience is coming to something we write the first time. So as writers we have a responsibility to make the reader feel as though this is happening now, even if we are writing in the past tense.

    I had the feeling as I read that you were telling me about something that happened rather than allowing me to be there with you and experience it with you. It is a difference in intimacy. Always keep the reader close to you and maintain a deep intimacy. With your already established sense of story and progression, this will make your stories unforgettable. Take a look at some of Dylan Thomas's work to get a better sense of intimacy.

    Great job. I'm excited for you.

  10. ¡Muchas felicidades! Leí tu historia y la disfruté de rabo a cabo.

    Te deseo muchas cosas y buenas y ¡no dejes de escribir!

    Un abrazo,

    I. Enid

  11. Gracias, Enid. Me alegra que te gustara el cuento.

    Greg, that was great advice. I very much appreciate it. It gives me something to think about as I continue to write.