• I Did a Reading : ) – “Letter to a Stranger”

    I read recently at a short prose poem at Tsion Cafe in Harlem. People seemed to really like what I read—even got a firm handshake from another writer, and that’s always nice.

  • Alex Clermont Writes banner for the book you me and the rest of us

    You, Me and the Rest of Us: #NewYorkStories

    Slated for March 31 2016, I’m releasing a collection of short stories titled, You, Me and the Rest of Us: #NewYorkStories. As the hashtag subtitle suggests, these are stories centered in or written about, New York City.

  • Alex Clermont Writes Missing Rib

    “Missing Rib”

    Andrew McCarthy thought he found his other half. His other half didn’t agree, and since their break up he’s been moping around his apartment reliving the past. That stops the day his best friend Donald brow-beats him into being a groomsman at a wedding.

    The day is filled with events, both tragic and funny, which make Andrew think about what it means to have family; to find love and to lose love. He’s forced to confront what it means to find someone who fits him, like a missing rib.

  • Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely by Alex Clermont

    “Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely”

    My first book Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely is available through the link below. Down there you’ll also see a list of nice words from good people about it. Enjoy the book, and spread the word : )

  • Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely by Alex Clermont

    “Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely”

    This spring I’ll be publishing my first book Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely: Stories About Love, life, Death, and Discovery From an American in South Korea. It’s an ebook collection of some my short narratives about my life in South Korea, many (but not all) of which are on this blog. They’ve been fine tooth combed for errors, scenes have been added and a few extra stories have been added as well.

“HI! I’M ALEX AND I WRITE STORIES ABOUT FAKE PEOPLE WITH REAL PROBLEMS”

Fiction Writer Alex Clermont

Thank you so much visiting this site and, hopefully, picking up a book or two. My latest book is titled, You, Me And The Rest Of Us: #NewYorkStories.

The hashtag subtitle says it all. To find out more, and get yourself a copy, visit the book's website at YouMeAndTheRestOfUs.com. It’ll be fun, I promise : )

Alex Clermont Writes 3 things to help you self edit

3 Things To Look For When Self-Editing: Part 1

I’m not that great at self-editing; I’m no good at copy editing my own writing; although I freelance as a proof reader, when I look at my own writing, spelling and grammar mistakes pass me like water through a sieve. These skills are really important, so if you have the same issues you can either […]

Alex Clermont Writes author interview raquel penzo

Author Interview — Raquel Penzo

Raquel Penzo has a way with words and a pretty smile that’s very photogenic. Everything else you need to know about her is on her site, Raquel Penzo.com. The Brooklyn native is an author and editor who’s worked on a number of platforms from magazines to trade papers. You can catch her self-published book, “My […]

Alex Clermont Writes writing prompt minor adventure

A Writing Prompt – “Minor Adventure”

This is what the writing prompt from Writer’s Digest said: “Your family has always been a little off when it comes to holiday traditions. You eat tacos on the Fourth of July and hamburgers on Cinco de Mayo. How did this whacky tradition get started?”