Heeeeeeere’s BILL!!!

January 30th, 2008

We have a new Charlie Challenger, and he’s got some serious chops. New York Times Notable Book of the year, anyone? Bill Henderson is a professional novelist, screenwriter, documentarian, and all-around media maven who worked with the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He’s written and had published a memoir and two novels, one of which, “I Killed Hemingway,” was a NYT Notable Book of the Year in 1993. He now teaches writing in North Carolina and runs a writing website at http://billhendersononline.com. His DICKENS CHALLENGE novel, Regenerating Jeff, began life as an obsession (sound familiar, anyone?) and can be read at http://regeneratingjeff.blogspot.com Welcome, Jeff!!

10 Responses to “Heeeeeeere’s BILL!!!”

  1. Lisa Kenney Says:

    Woohoo, and then we were twelve! I just tried the link to Regenerating Jeff and I’m not getting there. Is it the link, or is it blogger?

  2. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    I just hit it, Lisa, and it works for me. Have you tried just pasting it into your browser window?

  3. Lisa Kenney Says:

    OK it was just me — no, no, I’ll blame it on blogger. But it came up – sorry!

  4. reality Says:

    WOW,
    The list just grows.
    USman

  5. Cynthia Mueller Says:

    Hey Bill — Welcome to the fray!

  6. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    I actually meant to finish my announcement of Bill’s participation by welcoming Bill, but it would seem I welcomed Jeff, his character, instead.

    So — welcome, Bill. (You, too, Jeff.)

  7. Bill Henderson Says:

    Thanks, Tim and everyone. This will certainly be an adventure.

    Over the next few weeks, I’ll post 12 chapters I wrote during Nanowrimo. Starting with Ch. 13, the writing will be all new.

    Tim, I just want to clarify–I was an MFA student at Iowa, but only completed a year of the program. I had been accepted as a poet, and somehow, they let me switch to a fiction track, even though I had no fiction writing experience to speak of. The result was intense frustration and an “I suck” attitude toward fiction that took years to dissipate.

    I have a hunch the Dickens Challenge will not only be fun but smart, too. I hope so.

  8. Timothy Hallinan Says:

    Record clarified, Bill — and we’re all looking forward to getting into REGENERATING JEFF.

  9. Jennifer Says:

    I love that more people keep joining in.

    Welcome, Bill! Looking forward to reading!

  10. Liz Fenwick Says:

    Welcome Bill 🙂

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