After the Fire: A Personal Essay

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A young writer struggles to find his voice in a long ago writing workshop. Years later the teacher's lessons still provide inspiration.

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Words: 9,880
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452302003
About Fred Bubbers

Fred Bubbers grew up in Elmhurst, New York where he attended Newtown High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1982 from The State University of New York at Albany, where his writing appeared in various student publications. Since then he has been employed in the software industry in various roles from software engineer to data warehouse architect to development director. His personal essays, short stories and poems have appeared in such publications as The Oregon Literary Review, The Square Table, The Green Silk Journal, Lily, Seeker Magazine, Static Movement, Word Riot, The Angler, Cantaraville, The Shine Journal, Loch Raven Review, and The Big Stupid Review.

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Review by: Marianne Curtis on Dec. 14, 2012 :
I enjoyed this story because it put me in a place where I could imagine what it would be like for a person such as myself to walk into a university and try to sign up for a writing class. I have wanted to do so, but even after published several thousand articles in a monthly paper, I STILL question my actual skill enough to be too cowardly to submit my work for other people’s criticism (yet I have since published four books) It seems like no matter how long or much we write, we are still our worst critics and hearing what other people think about our work both validates our pieces and our talent. I am glad the author continues to write and I am eager to check out his other work.

Marianne Curtis
Author of Finding Gloria and Behind Whispering Pines
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Marianne Curtis on Dec. 14, 2012 :
I enjoyed this story because it put me in a place where I could imagine what it would be like for a person such as myself to walk into a university and try to sign up for a writing class. I have wanted to do so, but even after published several thousand articles in a monthly paper, I STILL question my actual skill enough to be too cowardly to submit my work for other people’s criticism (yet I have since published four books) It seems like no matter how long or much we write, we are still our worst critics and hearing what other people think about our work both validates our pieces and our talent. I am glad the author continues to write and I am eager to check out his other work.

Marianne Curtis
Author of Finding Gloria and Behind Whispering Pines
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bob Baldwin on Sep. 17, 2010 :
Affectionate and poignant tribute to a teacher. This memoir is well-written and wistfully captures the youthfulness and uncertain of the author as a young man. Also provides a unique insight into the nature of writing and literature.
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