Monastery of Writers

Monastery of Writers

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Author: Abe Aamidor
Publisher: GD Publishing
Length: 252 page(s)
Written: Oct 2015
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Category: Fiction & Literature » Novels  |  Work: Novel
Keywords: Indiana; Gardner; Munro; novelist; poetry; alternative press

SO, YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A WRITER. YOU MIGHT WANT TO RECONSIDER.

SO, YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A WRITER. YOU MIGHT WANT TO RECONSIDER.


Robert Markland always wanted to be a writer, but he’d only published two short stories over the years. When he learns about a writers’ commune in Southern Indiana informally known as the “monastery of writers” he believes it will provide his best, last chance at literary success.
Markland, in his 40s, leaves his wife and two children in Omaha, Neb., and moves to the commune where he discovers a disparate group of writers — some talented, some vain and pretentious — but he tries his best to improve his craft.

“...a story of dreamers, doers and an America content to settle for commercialization....”—Ted Evanoff, Business editor, Memphis Commercial Appeal.

“... brings us deep into the world of literary effort ... a look behind the curtain.”—Michael J. Brien, MFA, Southern New Hampshire University, College of Online and Continuing Education; Former Editor, Amoskeag: The Journal of Southern New Hampshire University.

“A self-absorbed amateur writer embarks on a quest to find out if he has genuine talent or not ... a story that is about writers and for writers ... insights about the art as well as tributes to successful writers.” —Ruth Holladay, former Features Editor, The Indianapolis Star.


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Member since: Oct 2015
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Abe Aamidor is the author of Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man Behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History, from Indiana University Press in 2006, and Shooting Star: The Rise and Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry, published by ECW Press in 2009, as well as co-author of At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry, published in 2010 by ECW Press, and Media Smackdown: Deconstructing the News and the Future of Journalism, published by Peter Lang USA in 2013.
His short fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review; The Arkansas Review; The Worcester Review; Grey Sparrow Journal; Vermont Literary Review; Chicago Quarterly Review; Prick of the Spindle; The South Carolina Review; Broad River Review, and elsewhere.
Aamidor is a former newspaper reporter at The Indianapolis Star and winner of 40 local, state and national journalism awards over the years, including from the Associated Press and the University of Missouri-Columbia. (161, 8/26 email).
Abe Aamidor's short fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, The South Carolina Review, The Arkansas Review, The Worcester Review, Vermont Literary Review, Broad River Review and elsewhere. He also is the author or co-author of six non-fiction books, including Chuck Taylor, All Star: The True Story of the Man behind the Most Famous Athletic Shoe in History, from Indiana University Press, and At the Crossroads: Middle America and the Battle to Save the Car Industry, from ECW Press of Toronto. Aamidor is a former long-term feature writer at The Indianapolis Star.
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