On the Importance of Feedback

By Ruta Rimas Hopefully, you’ve already heard the exciting news about how GetLit Beacon is expanding: with a monthly writer’s circle. Starting May 5th, prior to our regular gathering, we will be offering a chance to meet other writers in our community and to give you professional feedback on the first 2 pages of your … Continue reading On the Importance of Feedback

Strong Bonds: The Writing Couple James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome

Where do I even begin to talk about the work produced by Lesa and James Ransome? As an author myself, I think of the process of writing and publishing books as a very slow one indeed. Except when I look at Lesa and James. I’m not supposed to compare myself, I know, I know. But … Continue reading Strong Bonds: The Writing Couple James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome

Joyce Carol Oates: Fantasized into Being

By Flora Stadler I was a runner for half my life. I loved the clarity it gave me. I could outrun the thoughts reeling through my head and clear a space for my mind to wander. In my 40s, my knees decided they’d had enough. So I felt a knowing pang when I read that … Continue reading Joyce Carol Oates: Fantasized into Being

Misfires, Stalls, and Mistakes: Interview with Anthony Tognazzini

by Julie Chibbaro My interview this week is with an author, Anthony Tognazzini, whom we can all thank for giving me the idea to start our Get Lit Beacon salon. Back in the 1990s, when I moved to Prague with the idea of becoming a writer, he was the leader of a literary salon called … Continue reading Misfires, Stalls, and Mistakes: Interview with Anthony Tognazzini

Author Interview: Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely

by Ruta Rimas The Get Lit Salon on January 13 — the first one of 2019 — will feature not one, but two guest authors, Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely. They are both highly acclaimed, award-winning novelists with a special distinction: They’re married. Two authors, one roof. Jessie Chaffee's debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy, was … Continue reading Author Interview: Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely