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Jim B.


West Chester, PA
Hometown: West Chester

Member since:

June 4, 2009


What is your favorite writing saying?

The difference between published writers and unpublished writers is not talent. It's persistence.

What is your favorite book on writing?

Mystery and Manners by Flannery O'Connor, Ernest Hemingway on Writing, Stephen King on Writing, the article, Principles of a Story by Raymond Carver.

What do you write?

My first collection, "Elephant: Short Stories and Flash Fiction" was published in 2011. My first novel, "SHOPLANDIA," will be published in May, 2014. My short stories have been published in the Molotov Cocktail, Metazen, Turk's Heard Review and several other journals. I also write beer reviews and dining articles for magazines and websites.

What do you read?

Literary Short Stories and Novels

Tell me something else about yourself, please?

Husband, father of two boys, runner, mountainbiker, cyclist.


I'm looking to network with writers in the Philadelphia area.

What Jim B. is saying about this Meetup Group

This critique group is excellent because of the size and diversity of the participants. The attendees write in a wide variety of genres and bring unique perspectives. The format works well and people provide solid constructive feedback with care.

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