"He sipped coffee and remembered beginnings."
~Raymond Carver, from “The Augustine Notebooks”
Danny Goodman is a writer, editor, and teacher (Gotham Writers’ Workshop) living in New York City. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in various places, including Paper Darts and Brevity. His novella, "Somehow There Was More Here" was published by Found Press. He edits the literary journal fwriction : review, blogs for the journal at fwriction, and runs social media for Stymie Magazine. Above all else, he adores: his Girl Friday and editorial cat, Milano cookies, tennis, Superman, and endless coffee. Currently at work on his first novel, he is badly in need of a nap.
J.E. Reich, of the lovely literary journal Art Faccia, was kind enough to interview me regarding my editorial (fwriction : review) and written work. Why, you ask, would someone waste time talking to me? I give you my honest answer: financial incentive. (Kidding. Or, am I? No, I am.)
What, exactly, does it mean to “rock waffles”? If you ask editor and writer Danny Goodman, it is what good fiction should aspire to. According to the submission guidelines for Goodman’s literary brainchild fwriction : review, the fiction he looks to publish should “melt faces and rock waffles”; the phrase, therefore, seems to speak for itself.
But fwriction : review and its sister blog fwriction are not the only Goodman productions that rock waffles; Danny Goodman himself is an enterprise and entity unto himself. He is also a published writer, and is most notable for his “Ben Stories.” Goodman is currently working on a novel about the relationship between the aforementioned Ben and a character named Roddy, who is featured in his complete novella.
Art Faccia’s J.E. Reich interviewed Goodman. Here is what went down.