Author, 50 states, a collection of short short stories
This week, Ira spoke with Richard Becker, author of 50 states, a collection of short short stories. His experimental and speculative fiction began as a project to write one story a week for 50 weeks. In this non-fiction episode of Ira’s Everything Bagel, Richard talks about his career as a strategic communicator and writer; his decision to write a book of fiction, connecting stories with all 50 states; how the project started and then grew into book form; why he chose the path to fiction; the reaction to some of his stories (some negative); his approach to writing in short form; and how technology helps get the word out about his work (think websites, blogs and social media!)
Richard is an award-winning American writer. His debut collection continues to expand many of these stories for inclusion in a second collection, and he expects some will evolve into larger works.