The Writer's Hustle is a comprehensive guide to all the things successful writers do when they're not sitting at the keyboard. Drawing on wisdom from dozens of experienced authors, professors, students, and other writing professionals, this book offers pragmatic and systematic advice on the everyday professional practices that make up a writer's life.
Informative and personal, The Writer's Hustle is an ideal companion for university students, recent graduates, and independent enthusiasts-anyone looking to cultivate the creativity, discipline, humility, and grit that every writer needs to flourish.
In Delusions of Grandeur Joey Franklin examines the dreams and delusions of America’s most persistent mythologies—including the beliefs in white supremacy and rugged individualism and the problems of toxic masculinity and religious extremism—as they reveal themselves in the life of a husband and father fast approaching forty. With prose steeped in research and a playful, lyric attention to language, Franklin asks candid questions about what it takes to see clearly as a citizen, a parent, a child, a neighbor, and a human being.
Part cultural critique, part parental confessional, Delusions of Grandeur embraces the notion that the personal is always political, and reveals important, if sometimes uncomfortable, truths about our American obsessions with race, class, religion, and family.
Modern manhood is confusing and complicated, but Joey Franklin, a thirtysomething father of three, is determined to make the best of it. In My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married, he offers frank, self-deprecating meditations on everything from male-pattern baldness and the balm of blues harmonica to grand theft auto and the staying power of first kisses. He riffs on cockroaches, hockey, romance novels, Boy Scout hikes, and the challenge of parenting a child through high-stakes Texas T-ball. With honesty and wit, Franklin explores what it takes to raise three boys, succeed in a relationship, and survive as a modern man. My Wife Wants You to Know I’m Happily Married is an uplifting rumination on learning from the past and living for the present, a hopeful take on being a man without being a menace to society.
Collected in Revising Eternity 2021
reprinted in The Best of Brevity, November 2020
Forth Genre, Spring 2018
Tusculum Review, Volume 13, 2017.
Ninth Letter, 2015
Southloop Review: January 2015
Mid-American Review, 2014
Sport Literate, Fall 2013
Gettysburg Review, Summer 2013
The Pinch, Spring 2013
Sport Literate, March 2012
American Literary Review, Spring 2013
The Normal School, Fall 2011
Florida Review, 2010
Waccamaw Journal, Fall 2010
Twenty Something Essays by Twentysomething Writers (Random House, 2006)
Poets & Writers, May/June, 2019
Poets & Writers, July/Aug 2017
Writer's Chronicle, March/April 2016
Poets & Writers, Oct/Nov 2015
Poets & Writers, 2013
Writer's Chronicle, Fall 2012
Poets & Writers, Sept/Oct 2011