Showing posts from June, 2019

NEWSLETTER: Small Space Big Life Summer 2019 Vol. 2 - PBS Documentary

NEWSLETTER The second edition of our combined newsletter Small Space Big Life, the same name as our YouTube channel , is in in-boxes now. In case you missed the first edition, you can find it here: We were so busy this spring that we had to skip over that edition so here's everything from over the past few months all at once. Find out how Jason's keynote went at the Pennwriter's Conference, about Heidi's interview on a PBS documentary and her new contracts, as well as where our most recent travels took us. And, as always, check out what we've been reading, a giveaway, and our upcoming events. We'd love to see you at some! There is also a poem from me and a flash piece from Jason. Enjoy. READ THE REST HERE. AND SUBSCRIBE HERE.

ARTICLE: New Pulp by Heidi Ruby Miller in The Writer

ARTICLES My article "New Pulp" is in the July 2019 issue of The Writer magazine. It is based on a class I taught in Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction MFA program and features quotes from Matt Betts , Maurice Broaddus , Christopher Paul Carey , Mike Chomko , John Edward Lawson , and Lee Murray about the resurgence of this popular fiction genre. Here's an excerpt: Pulp fiction is having a moment. And I don’t mean the Tarantino movie from the ‘90s – that was having a moment since Jules gave away his wallet. I’m talking about the adventure stories of old with those provocative covers and dime-store price tags that are enjoying a renaissance thanks to the subgenre “new pulp.” It’s clear that to understand new pulp, we need to know a little about “old” pulp. The term comes from the paper it was printed on – that cheap, thin stuff that began to disintegrate as soon as you cracked open the cover. Pulp was popular as magazines, novels, and novellas dur