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49 Writers

  • New Digs for the Blog
    It’s been almost nine years to the day since Deb Vanasse posted the very first post on this blog. 49 Writers was not yet a nonprofit organization back then, we had not started offering classes and events, and the blog still had its original name—…
    - 27 Sep 16, 4:28pm -
  • Roundup for Literary Alaska

    Roundup for Literary Alaska

    Have news, events, or opportunities you'd like to see listed here? Email details to info (at) 49writers.org. Spread the word. Your message must be received by close of business the Wednesday before the roundup is scheduled to run at the latest. Unl…
    - 23 Sep 16, 3:32pm -
  • Spotlight on Alaska Books | Lizbeth Meredith: Pieces of Me

    Spotlight on Alaska Books | Lizbeth Meredith: Pieces of Me

    Prologue:AFTERMATH2016Sometimes I’m asked if I feel lucky. Usually, it’s after I’ve given a presentation about domestic violence or the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and in the context of “Aren’t you glad all the bad stuff happene…
    - 22 Sep 16, 10:00am -
  • Guest Blogger Mary Catharine Martin | What Makes a Fascinating — or Endearing — Character?

    Guest Blogger Mary Catharine Martin | What Makes a Fascinating — or Endearing — Character?

    I recently finished Tales of Burning Love, by Louise Erdrich. The book centers around a man named Jack Mauser, the women who love or have loved him, and their families. Jack is a womanizer—a woman-lover, one might say, as he approaches all his enco…
    - 21 Sep 16, 1:20pm -
  • Kathi Diamant | Dispatch from Berlin: You’ve Got To Be There

    Kathi Diamant | Dispatch from Berlin: You’ve Got To Be There

    Kathia Diamant is visiting Anchorage Sept. 24 - 28, 2016 through an author exchange program sponsored by Adventures by the Book. In partnership with the Alaska Writers Guild, 49 Writers is featuring these visiting authors in workshops at the AWG co…
    - 20 Sep 16, 2:13pm -
  • Bree Kessler | The Perfect Pitch is All in Your Head

    Bree Kessler | The Perfect Pitch is All in Your Head

    Last week I ran into a woman who, earlier this year during my very short stint as the editor of the Edible Alaska website, successfully pitched me an article. I shared with this woman, an objectively superior writer and MFA graduate, that her publish…
    - 19 Sep 16, 2:00pm -
  • 49 Writers | Roundup for Literary Alaska

    49 Writers | Roundup for Literary Alaska

    Have news, events, or opportunities you'd like to see listed here? Email details to info (at) 49writers.org. Spread the word. Your message must be received by close of business the Wednesday before the roundup is scheduled to run at the latest. Unl…
    - 16 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Guest Blogger Mary Catharine Martin | Giant cockroaches will destroy us (or: a few stories about failure and encouragement)

    Guest Blogger Mary Catharine Martin | Giant cockroaches will destroy us (or: a few stories about failure and encouragement)

    When I was in third grade, I wrote a short story about a young girl and her family fleeing Earth because giant, intelligent cockroaches were taking over the world. Our class sat on the rug around our teacher, Mrs. Braaten, as she read the first page…
    - 15 Sep 16, 12:57pm -
  • Kitty Morse | From Casablanca to Anchorage

    Kitty Morse | From Casablanca to Anchorage

    Kitty Morse is visiting Anchorage Sept. 24 - 28, 2016 through an author exchange program sponsored by Adventures by the Book. In partnership with the Alaska Writers Guild, 49 Writers is featuring these visiting authors in workshops at the AWG confe…
    - 13 Sep 16, 1:13pm -
  • Marivi Soliven ​| Blending the Other into Dialogue

    Marivi Soliven ​| Blending the Other into Dialogue

    Marivi Soliven is visiting Anchorage Sept. 24 - 28 through an author exchange program sponsored by Adventures by the Book. In partnership with the Alaska Writers Guild, 49 Writers is featuring these visiting authors in workshops at the AWG conferen…
    - 13 Sep 16, 1:10pm -

Bang2Write

  • newThe Ultimate Guide To Writing An Outstanding Query

    The Ultimate Guide To Writing An Outstanding Query

    My Number 1 Top Submission Tip? Bang2writers ask me all the time for my top submission tips … but the thing is, submissions ain’t rocket science! As long as you check and follow the submissions guidelines, you should be fine. (‘Well, DUH!’ yo…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 4:24pm -
  • 6 Ways To Get Great Writing Ideas From Social Media

    6 Ways To Get Great Writing Ideas From Social Media

    Social media gets a bad rap as a ‘time suck’ for writers, but as any Bang2writer knows, I think social media is BRILLIANT for us … Not only can we get ideas and inspiration, we can use it as a ‘water cooler’ to chat ideas through (either ov…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 1:01pm -
  • Top 5 Screenwriting Contest Mistakes Writers Make

    Top 5 Screenwriting Contest Mistakes Writers Make

    One of the remits of B2W is demystifying script reading, especially screenwriting contests, so I’m DELIGHTED to have Phil Gladwin of UK contest Screenwriting Goldmine back on the site. The contest is currently open for entries, so make sure you uti…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:17am -
  • 10 Quick, Innovative Questions For Your Female Characters

    10 Quick, Innovative Questions For Your Female Characters

    So, with the recent Hollywood scandal, there’s been a lot of discussion online about how a greater variety of representations of women in fiction, film and TV is more important than ever. As writers, we can do our bit by rejecting the ‘same-old,…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 3:10am -
  • The Most Expensive TV Shows Of All Time

    The Most Expensive TV Shows Of All Time

    TV writing is a major interest of the Bang2writers, so many thanks to Drew from FrameYourTV for getting in touch with this fab infographic! Knowing about budgets – especially what is possible for what money! – is absolutely paramount for screenwr…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 11:54am -
  • THIS Is What Writers Can Do To Help Women

    THIS Is What Writers Can Do To Help Women

    Male POV In her Guardian article, Time To Make The Link Between Abuse And Film Content, actress and filmmaker Kate Hardie makes the compelling argument that men continue to hold the power on how women’s bodies are portrayed on screen: “[Nudity] i…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 11:31am -
  • 7 Things I Learned Writing, Making And SELLING A Thriller

    7 Things I Learned Writing, Making And SELLING A Thriller

    So, I did a blind-read on THE STOLEN waaaaay back in 2010 via an investment initiative — and I gave it a RECOMMEND. I wondered what had happened to it off and on over the last seven years … So imagine my surprise when the filmmaker Emily popped u…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 12:38pm -
  • THIS Is The Difference Between Amateur And Pro Writers

    THIS Is The Difference Between Amateur And Pro Writers

    So, every now and again I will be on Twitter or Facebook and a writer will post about their work in progress, asking for feedback for their story/concept. It might be a novel or a screenplay and it might even be a half-decent pitch in terms of actual…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Nov 17, 2:12pm -
  • 5 Things I Learned From Dead Writers

    5 Things I Learned From Dead Writers

    Friend of B2W, regular LSF speaker and Euroscript founder Paul Bassett Davies is on the blog today offering up some GREAT tips as part of our very popular ‘X Things I Learned From …’ series. I love how Paul has linked writing tips with his new…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 3:46am -
  • Top 5 Ways To Crush Self Doubt Like A Boss

    Top 5 Ways To Crush Self Doubt Like A Boss

    If you’re a member of Bang2writers on Facebook, you’ll know the importance of your peers having your back … Especially when the DREADED DOUBT strikes! (And if you haven’t joined?? Click the link NOW — it’s free!). In the meantime, here’…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Oct 17, 4:55pm -

npr: Author Interviews

Poets & Writers

  • Jesmyn Ward
    Jesmyn Ward's 'Sing, Unburied, Sing' is a ghost story about the real struggles of living “When you see yourself reflected in literature, it enlarges your ideas of what is possible for you.” MacArthur “Genius”…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Victoria Chang

    Victoria Chang

    Printable VersionLog in to SendLog in to SavePinterest“What I say here might be counterintuitive. If I am looking for writing inspiration, I do the opposite: I refuse writing (easy to do if one is busy). In fact, I try and refuse the impulse…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • Lunch Poems With Mary Ruefle
    Lunch Poems - Mary Ruefle In this 2002 video, poet and essayist Mary Ruefle reads a selection of poems and prose pieces for the Lunch Poems reading series at UC Berkeley. Ruefle is the author of On Imagination (Sarab…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • The Objective
    FictionMiranda July’s short story “The Metal Bowl” is about a marriage and a secret that one partner brings to it, but the narrative ends up depending on the eponymous metal bowl. July’s story joins a tradition of short stories that hinge on…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Aaron Coleman
    Aaron Coleman Interview + Writing Advice “Poems ask you to...really think empathetically, compassionately, and deeply about things.” Aaron Coleman, whose chapbook, St. Trigger (Button Poetry, 2016), won the 2015…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • Michael Ferro

    Michael Ferro

    With whom do you prefer to work?: AnyMichiganIn which languages are you fluent?: EnglishHow do you want to identify yourself?: Italian AmericanFirst Name: MichaelBorn in (Country): United StatesLast Name: FerroBorn in (City): DetroitE-mail: m…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:01am -
  • Dear Abstraction
    PoetryIn a series of poems titled “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin,” Terrance Hayes seemingly addresses an abstraction: How can one have both a past and future assassin? Would this assassin be a person, or would it be a system, a…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • The Restaurant Business
    Halle Butler reads The Restaurant Business In this video, Halle Butler reads her short story “The Restaurant Business” alongside her illustrations at the Brain Frame performative comics and zine series in Chicago…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • Access for All

    Access for All

    Creative NonfictionKenny Fries is the author most recently of In the Province of the Gods (University of Wisconsin Press, 2017), which received the Creative Capital literature grant. His other memoirs include The History of My Shoes and the Evolutio…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 10:00am -
  • From the Stacks With Khadijah Queen
    From the Stacks: Khadijah Queen Khadijah Queen reads “Monologue for an Onion” by Suji Kwock Kim for the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s From the Stacks series, which invites poets to share favorites from…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 8:00am -

Subterfuge Magazine

  • How To Buy a New Car in 5 Days

    How To Buy a New Car in 5 Days

    I was told it couldn’t be done, but I proved the naysayers wrong—in the span of five days, I went from having a dead car to a new car at a great price and a great interest rate. Here’s how...
    - 3 Dec 13, 11:10pm -
  • The Kingdom of Secaucus
    On my way home from the city, I took the wrong train. By accident, though I am the kind of person who would exchange the tree canopies and scraggy power-plant exhaust chimneys for the beach and acres of fresh wood,...
    - 2 Dec 13, 10:45pm -
  • Raised on… totally platonic Sesame Street

    Raised on… totally platonic Sesame Street

    As of Monday evening, 9,186 people want Sesame Street to let Bert & Ernie finally say I Do. Needless to say, any time you put ‘gay’ and ‘kids’ anywhere near each other people start freaking out. This necessarily brings to...
    - 30 Nov 13, 10:20pm -
  • Meet StarFire
    Learning and loving is what I’m all about.  I’m always on the look-out for new information, creating stories in my head for strangers who pass by me on the journey to their day’s destinations.  As with any person, my life...
    - 29 Nov 13, 10:05pm -
  • Paganism — Not What You Heard

    Paganism — Not What You Heard

      Paganism is often depicted as evil and Satanic, despite the prevalence of peace and equality throughout the majority of Pagan religions. (A giant programming note: pagan religions are generally very peaceful. That’s not to say that there aren’…
    - 28 Nov 13, 9:59pm -
  • Subjectivity
    [this post ran on June 2, 2011, but it's still a great excuse for why I couldn't write -- or post -- anything for today.] So this morning, I put the finishing touches on a personal essay. I thought it...
    - 27 Nov 13, 9:49pm -
  • The unromantic men of TiMER – TiMER Part 2
    To recap, “TiMER” is a near-future science fiction rom-com, in which a device has the ability to tell you when, to the day, you will meet your One True Love. There is an unsettling aspect of this movie that I’d...
    - 26 Nov 13, 9:28pm -
  • Bitter/ August 2011
    This is why people drink, isn’t it? I feel sick. I feel tired. I feel vile. I had a dream this morning and you were there; we were kissing, and I could hardly breathe because even that was too much...
    - 25 Nov 13, 9:15pm -
  • The 99 Percent
    “America has been in the grip of accelerating inequality for decades. Politicians have been supporting policies that benefit the few at the expense of everyone else. No matter what you call it – trickle down economics, free market fundamentalism,…
    - 24 Nov 13, 8:51pm -
  • You Make Me a Worse Person
    I hated her bullying behavior, her ignorance, her racism, her meanness. I just couldn't deal with all of this bullshit. I didn't like who I was turning into. How could I get rid of Cokie?
    - 23 Nov 13, 8:46pm -

The New Yorker: Fiction & Poetry

  • J. T. Barbarese: “The Night He Picked Up Wallace Stevens.”
    in his cab, the stars were out and danced on the windshield, Stevens wrote, in his poem about my father. They danced like skaters on the slick glass and in their reel and tinselling, he saw the whole of life as a taxi ride through…
    - 14 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Greg Jackson: “Wagner in the Desert.”
    First we did molly, lay on the thick carpet touching it, ourselves, one another. We did edibles, bathed dumbly in the sun, took naps on suède couches. Later, we did blow off the keys to ecologically responsible cars. We powdered glass tables and bat…
    - 14 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Sue Song: “Heart.”
    When removed, I know you will be more mahogany than vermillion. The mass of you less than one pound— fisted fibre of muscle, language of tremor under the breastbone quieted. Sorry for blaming you. Too many nights I…
    - 14 Jul 14, 12:00am -
  • Allegra Goodman: “Apple Cake.”
    Her sisters flinched because she was the youngest, but she looked so old. Jeanne was just seventy-four, and no one had ever thought . . . They didn’t speak of it. They would not allow themselves, but Helen was eighty, Sylvia seventy-eight. They’d…
    - 30 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • Michael Robbins: “Country Music.”
    God bless the midnight bus depot, the busted guitar case. God bless diazepam, its dilatory grace. God keep Carl Perkins warm and Jesus Christ erase my name from all the files in the county’s database. The dog that…
    - 30 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • Joshua Rivkin: “Lifeguard.”
    My father is modest. He didn’t save hundreds from drowning. Just a few dozen. Gathered from the swell, the riptide, rough, rough waves he carried them ashore. Half-lit, he tells it again. The storm against sky, the lifeguard wit…
    - 30 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • Jean Gallagher: “To Noah, from Wife.”
    Of course I was the one who drowned the old world. I’d wanted it emptied-slash- filled by an element essential to life but, whoa, fatal in large quantity. I’d wanted less, concentrated. But here was the math of it: 2 + idea = the 1…
    - 23 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • Timothy Donnelly: “Malamute.”
    When I was a dog I pulled the sled with the other dogs and to the crest of my ability, for never was I a snob about it moreover never lazy, day into night through the cold pine forest we were bred to and for which I came to feel . . . (Su…
    - 23 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • Rebecca Curtis: “The Pink House.”
    8220;But it’s tawdry,” the woman said. “Petty. I still can’t figure out what happened. . . .” She was tall, pale, and had dark hair and a heart-shaped face. She looked to be in her early thirties. “I made a series of mistakes . . .…
    - 23 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • David Remnick: Postscript: Charles Barsotti.
    Charles Barsotti, who died last week at the age of eighty, started publishing cartoons in The New Yorker at the height of the war in Vietnam. He was such an ardent opponent of that war that he ran for Congress in Kansas on the issue. And while he los…
    - 23 Jun 14, 12:00am -
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The One-Minute Writer

  • Thursday's Photo

    Thursday's Photo

    And then one morning you woke up and noticed a strange thing happened when you hit the esc. key on your keyboard...
    - 1 Sep 16, 1:00am -
  • One Word Wednesday
    A stream-of-consciousness.  Just write. Go where the word takes you.Today's Prompt:Explosion
    - 31 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Tueday's Thoughts
    If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?Why?
    - 30 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Monday's Moments
    Everybody has a "Most Embarrassing Moment" story.What's yours?
    - 29 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Sunday Update
    TOMW's August 2016 FICTION Contest.If you have a story to tell, and you can do it between 1,500-3,000 words, send it to me for our August FICTION Contest.carlahurstchandler(at)gmail(dot) com.The Last Day for Submission is August 31, 2016The Winning S…
    - 28 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Six Word Saturday
    Describe your life or current situation using exactly six words.
    - 27 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Free Form Friday
    Please note that the one minute timer does not apply on FFF. Write whatever you like, but it must be written in the form of a want ad.WANTED:
    - 26 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Thursday's Photo

    Thursday's Photo

    Tell me the story...or simply Caption This:
    - 25 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • One Word Wednesday
    A stream-of-consciousness.  Just write. Go where the word takes you.Today's Prompt:Dangerous
    - 24 Aug 16, 1:00am -
  • Tuesday's Thoughts
    Imagine you could be anyone else for 24 hours. Who would it be? Tell me about your day as that person.
    - 23 Aug 16, 1:00am -

The Paris Review

  • The Wholesome Yet Filthy Comedy of Katya and Trixie

    The Wholesome Yet Filthy Comedy of Katya and Trixie

    Because we haven’t figured out how to actually solve the various things happening in our country, for now we’re relying pretty heavily on humor. Contemporary political humor has many forms, but it’s the takedowns that get far and way the most a…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Contributor Picks: Doomed Bohemians and Death Masks

    Contributor Picks: Doomed Bohemians and Death Masks

    In place of our staff picks this week, we’ve asked six contributors from our Fall issue to write about what they’re reading, watching, listening to, and enjoying.  In his films, Olivier Assayas often makes use of reflective surfaces: glass wa…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • Narcissism and Pleasure: An Interview with Yvonne Rainer

    Narcissism and Pleasure: An Interview with Yvonne Rainer

    The following is excerpted from Interviews on Art, a collection of more than sixty interviews by Robert Storr with contemporary artists. Yvonne Rainer is a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker who has been recognized as one of the leading concept…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • The Insomniac’s Dream Diary: Part Five

    The Insomniac’s Dream Diary: Part Five

    This week, we’ll be running a series of dreams from the forthcoming Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time. For nearly three months in 1964, Nabokov recorded his dreams upon waking, as a way of testing J. W. Dunne’s theory that dreams offer…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • Barney’s Wall: An Evening with Barney Rosset and The Paris Review

    Barney’s Wall: An Evening with Barney Rosset and The Paris Review

    On Saturday, November 18, New York University’s Forum on Law, Culture, and Society will host a screening of Barney’s Wall, a seventy-three-minute documentary about Barney Rosset, the provocative and iconoclastic publisher at Grove Press who,…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 1:11pm -
  • The Rhyming Photographs of Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb

    The Rhyming Photographs of Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb

    In Slant Rhymes, published in August, photographers Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb paired eighty images taken over the course of their nearly thirty-year relationship. The photographs appear side by side—one of Alex’s, one of Rebecca’s—…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • The Insouciant Sentence

    The Insouciant Sentence

    In our eight-part series Life Sentence, the literary critic Jeff Dolven takes apart and puts back together one beloved or bedeviling sentence each week. Artist Tom Toro illustrates each sentence Dolven chooses. Americans are particularly bad at l…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 11:00am -
  • The Insomniac’s Dream Diary: Part Four

    The Insomniac’s Dream Diary: Part Four

    This week, we’ll be running a series of dreams from the forthcoming Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time. For nearly three months in 1964, Nabokov recorded his dreams upon waking, as a way of testing J. W. Dunne’s theory that dreams offer…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • The Electrifying Dreamworld of The Green Hand

    The Electrifying Dreamworld of The Green Hand

    I’ve been deeply in love with the work of Nicole Claveloux for close to forty years, which is strange because until the New York Review of Comics reissue of The Green Hand, I’d never actually read one of her stories. I don’t read French, but m…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • The Alchemy of November

    The Alchemy of November

    This is the third installment of Nina MacLaughlin’s Novemberance column, which will run every Wednesday this month.    Three uncarved pumpkins the size of candlepin bowling balls stud the mulch in the front garden of a neighbor’s house on the…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 11:00am -

Writer's Digest

  • new2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 19

    2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 19

    For today’s prompt, write an abundant poem. There are so many instances of abundance in the world: Abundant sunshine; abundant happiness; abundant evil; and in November, abundant poetry! ***** Master Poetic Forms! Learn how to write sestina, shador…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 9:26am -
  • The Writer’s Digest Holiday Gift Guide: 30+ Gifts for Writers

    The Writer’s Digest Holiday Gift Guide: 30+ Gifts for Writers

    From books, socks, tech, games and knicknacks to services and videos, this guide offers a compendium of creative experiences, learning tools and gifts for writers of every genre and persuasion.The post The Writer’s Digest Holiday Gift Guide: 30+ G…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 12:41pm -
  • Weekly Round-Up: Pathways, Publicity, and Poetry

    Weekly Round-Up: Pathways, Publicity, and Poetry

    Every week our editors publish around 10 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday, find the previous week’…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • 2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18

    2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18

    Last night, I asked people on Facebook to share songs for writers, including songs about writing, that make literary references, etc. Not related to today’s prompt, but be sure to share with your poems below if you have a favorite or two. For today…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 4:00am -
  • 2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 17

    2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 17

    I know for poets in the States that we’re getting super close to turkey time; I hope everyone is able to keep poeming through the crazy holiday week. If not, be sure to catch up as you’re able. For today’s prompt, write a “what I meant to say…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:00am -
  • Partner with Your Publicist: Why You Need Literary Publicity

    Partner with Your Publicist: Why You Need Literary Publicity

    Every author wants his or her book to be a success. Dreams of best-seller lists, grand book tours with sold out speaking engagements, and that coveted interview with Oprah, luxuriate in the backs (and often fronts) of many the writerly mind. But the…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:13pm -
  • 2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16

    2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 16

    Day 16! It’s all down hill from here. For today’s prompt, write a poem to the world. Maybe all of your poems are already directed at the world, but for me, this is a first person poem directed at a group of people–maybe everyone in the world, b…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:10am -
  • Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Middle of Your Novel

    Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Middle of Your Novel

    Are you stuck writing the middle of your novel? These tips from Gabriela Pereira's DIY MFA will help you add meat to those core bones of your narrative.The post Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right: What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Middle of…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:56am -
  • 2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 15

    2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 15

    We’ve made it to the Bon Jovi Day of the challenge! That is, “we’re half way there.” For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Stranger (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then,…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 8:55am -
  • The Five Little Secrets of Memoir Writing: A Contrarian POV

    The Five Little Secrets of Memoir Writing: A Contrarian POV

    A memoir can be a massive undertaking. As writers, we sometimes take pride in this complexity. It makes us seem, well, more professional. It can also alienate us from real people. And real people have stories to tell. Very real stories. So it becomes…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:46am -
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