About

Don Wolford

Bio: Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I was born and raised in a large Catholic family in northeast Ohio. I fell in love with literature in college (many years ago). I dabbled in writing off and on over the years but found I wasn't ready to write. I hadn't lived enough yet. Now I'm pushing 60 and am a serious writer. Over the past six years I've written nine novels and almost 20 short stories. I write literary fiction mostly but also write in other genres (e.g., historical fiction, fantasy, humor). I published an article in the journal Studies in American Jewish Literature. It's called "The Shattered Flask: Creation Gone Awry in Bernard Malamud's God's Grace." I'd love to hear your comments on my writing and anything else you want to say. Thanks.

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  1. Hi Don

    Thank you for visiting my blog and following me. I appreciate it.

    I went to graduate school in North East Ohio! So that part of the country will always hold a special place in my heart.

    It is inspiring that you circled back and picked your passion for writing. That is wonderful. I am very much looking foward to getting to know your work.

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  2. Don, thank you for following my blog. I love meeting fellow writers and reading their work. I, too, picked up the pen later in life. Now I’m searching for the voice needed to tell a good tale.

    Good luck with your endeavors. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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  3. Thank you for the immediate like and follow Don. That post was a sort of coming-out and re-entering the world of creative writing. I’m still a bit shaky, literally (pun intended). So thank you again for being there.

    I look forward to reading you.

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  4. Hi Don! I must admit, when I saw “A writer of literary fiction”, I got excited. There doesn’t seem to be many of “us” on the blogosphere… Thanks for stopping by and I’m off to explore your world!

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  5. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog….I really like your stories and your CV is very impressive. I can only hope to work up to something similar one day!

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    1. Joanna, thanks. You’ve set an ambitious goal in writing 24 short stories in 12 months. Do you submit them for publication? Are you familiar with NewPages.com? Good luck.

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      1. Hi Don, yup it is an ambitious challenge, that’s for sure. I’m on track so far this year – just hope I can keep it up. The year is shaping up to be a bit crazier than I anticipated so scheduling writing time isn’t quite as straightforward as I envisaged in January (as evidenced by how long it’s taken me to reply to you!). But hey, c’est la vie. Yes, I do submit them all in writing competitions but I decided to focus on the writing side of the challenge, rather than a goal to try to be selected in a specific number as the odds are quite low that I’ll get anywhere! Thanks for the tip about NewPages.com, I hadn’t come across that site before….best wishes, Jo

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  6. Hi Don thanks for following. I’m following you back. I too live in northeastern Ohio. Are you still in the area?

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      1. Oh no kidding! I’m in Poland. Have you ever heard of Fallen City Writers workshop? I’m trying to make it there tomorrow for the first time.

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  7. Hi there,
    I read through some of your writing, and I like what I see.
    Forget about waiting for the big publishing deal and just do it on Amazon. I assure you it won’t be a mistake.
    Keep us posted.
    PS: I looked for your work on Goodreads (and they cover every book ever published) but couldn’t find you. Time to come out, Don. I’ll be rooting for you.

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  8. Thanks for thr follow,Don. I look forward to reading much more from your blog – currently waiting for a taxi, so not a good time to immerse myself in your writing.
    Rennie

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  9. Hey! You followed my blog over at rookisland.wordpress.com a few days ago, and I just wanted to let you know I’m moving my site to matthewvenezia.wordpress.com and I’d really appreciate your continued support! Thank you!

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  10. Thank you for the follow. I just met someone who just published a book older than you! 😉 His is a trilogy and he is rocking it! Keep writing for the love of telling a story and your time will come! I look forward to reading more of your excerpts and posts.

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