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Jack Matthews: Author Died Earlier This Month At Age 88
December 20, 2013 | 1:34 pm

Jack MatthewsThis crossed my desk a few days ago, and since Jack Matthews has been written about on TeleRead in the past, I thought I'd note his recent passing. I read the old article, and I thought it was interesting how a (then) living author with 20+ books had been so ignored by the Internet. No books on Kindle. No Wikipedia entry. No reviews of book that were available on Amazon. (I checked, and they aren't now.) Those of us who write about publishing talk about how the Internet now means that books will be available forever and how that's a good thing....

Free Ebook: A Worker’s Writebook: How Language Creates Stories (by Jack Matthews)
August 2, 2011 | 5:34 am

amazon-searchLast year I published on Teleread a lengthy interview with author Jack Matthew as well as a preface to his work. I am happy to announce that since that time I have built an author site about his works and am helping him to digitalize old and new works.  The first major work is A Worker’s Writebook: How Language Makes Stories, a writing guide which he used to hand out to his fiction writing students. Now – until September 4 – this ebook is available free for download and DRM-free. (Normal price is 2.99).   The free download link...

Interview with Jack Matthews 5 (Cultural and Literary Trends)
March 2, 2010 | 12:44 pm

Ohio Author Jack Matthews offers insights into how technology and social trends will affect the writing of fiction....

Interview with Jack Matthews 4 (Projects: Past and Present)
March 1, 2010 | 12:55 pm

imageThis is part 4 of a 5 part interview with  84 year old Ohio author Jack Matthews. See also: Part 1 ,Part 2 , Part 3, Part 5. Also: Jack Matthews (an introduction),  Jack Matthews: The Art and Sport of Book Collecting and On Choosing the Right Name for a story character by Jack Matthews. I just finished HANGER STOUT, AWAKE  (which you published in 1967, to some acclaim). This simple naive voice plus the subject matter (cars, girls, and an unusual contest) makes me wonder if the ideal reader should be an 8th grade boy. Did...

Interview with Jack Matthews 3 (On Book Collecting)
February 28, 2010 | 10:55 am

Short Story Writer Jack Matthews has traveled over a million miles in his car to collect books. Here he talks more about this crazy preoccupation....

Jack Matthews: On choosing the right name for a story character
February 28, 2010 | 10:26 am

Excerpt from Jack Matthews WORKER'S WRITEBOOK, a writing guide for his creative writing students...

Jack Matthews: The Art (and Sport) of Book Collecting
February 27, 2010 | 12:37 pm

Ohio author Jack Matthew's thoughts about book collecting & Robert Nagle's questions about its relevance to ebooks...

Interview with Jack Matthews 2 (Origins and Inspirations)
February 27, 2010 | 12:18 pm

Interview with Jack Matthews, Ohio author of philosophical short stories (Part 2)...

Interview with Jack Matthews 1 (Author and his Craft)
February 26, 2010 | 8:52 am

Interview with Jack Matthews, Ohio author of philosophical short stories (Part 1)...

Jack Matthews: An Author which the Internet Forgot
February 26, 2010 | 8:49 am

Introduction to the Literary Works of Jack Matthews, Ohio fiction writer, book collector and essayist. By Robert Nagle...

Youthful writing: precocious or premature?
July 23, 2009 | 1:05 am

imageQuick: when you are a teenager, how fantastically awesome was your writing? Imogene Russell Williams cautions young writers who wish to get started too early: In your early teens, you're not necessarily aware of how derivative your literary outpourings are, and the extent to which your reading shapes your writing; and you may not yet be sufficiently master of your own voice to take on high-falutin' genres like fantasy and romance. (I speak from experience. At 13, I was passionately devoted to a high-fantasy epic featuring Dallien the dark prince, a charger...