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Edward G. Gauthier writes novels, short stories, flash fiction, magical realism, poetry, and essays. His work has been accepted by Literary Orphans, Punchnels, Dual Coast Magazine, Gyroscope Review, J.J. Outre Review, Story Shack, The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and others.
Ed tends to explore psychic dreams and the infinite space of the mind. Themes like “the best laid plans of mice and men often goes awry” or other themes demonstrating mankind’s arrogance, are attractive to this writer.
Edward resides in Lafayette, Louisiana with his wife Anna and is visited by his two sons, Andre and Gabriel Emile not often enough.
I began writing in my 3rd grade elementary school, correctly using the word “deft” and have drafted, scribbled, plotted, poemed and essayed ever since. I've thrown away high school notes and journals. College brought a bachelor's degree in English and years of teaching high school English. A Masters degree was followed by MANY writing workshops. In Louisiana I've studied with Ernest J. Gaines, Ann Dobie, Darrel Bourque and others. At the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival I completed three workshops for each of the four summers I attended. In 2017, I attended the Odyssey Writing Workshop led by Jeanne Cavelos and continue work with the other "oddfellow" writers also attending there.
My current writing obligations include being secretary of the boad of directors of the Writer's Guild of Acadiana, board of directors member of Festival of Words, and founding member of the Lafayette Speculative Fiction Writers Critique group. I continue to maintain a four to six hour daily writing schedule. Edward G. Gauthier
The absolute best advice I can give to fellow writers:
“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.”-- E. L. Doctorow