*A guest post by Anne Martin Alpha Omega Publications LAN 1008 The Short Story The toughest form of creative writing is writing a short story. You need to tell a tale in a minimal manner without taking too long to get to the point. Writing a short story is akin to creating your own world.… Continue reading 6 Genre Categories for Short Stories
The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn,… Continue reading The First Week of August
Blackberries and brambleberries for a hot Saturday afternoon… Blackberrying by Sylvia Plath : The Poetry Foundation
July 26th Happy Birthday Bert!
“Whenever I’m out of town for at least a week, I feel like I should write a postcard or something, but you can be a genius, you try and write a postcard you come across like a moron anyway: “This city’s got big buildings. I like food. Bye.” Jim Gaffigan Here’s the latest postcard I… Continue reading Postcard Writings
There used to be such a stigma in self-publishing now I think many writers are perfectly fine traversing the self-published route. Here’s one bloggers story on self-publishing. Self publishing companies are also growing to help the uninitiated find their way. What are your thoughts? Self publishing vs traditional publishing? Lovingly, The Writing Nag
I wanted to share this with you this morning because it really resonated with me. Author Fiona Robyn’s story “Why I’m frightened of writing.” What keeps you from writing? Its been almost two years since I graduated with my poetry manuscript almost finished…where is the resistance to finishing or starting a writing project? What keeps… Continue reading Fear of Writing
I’ve been doing some research on publishing a Kindle eBook for Amazon. One of my businesses is a mobile food business and I get a lot of questions from people all over the United States who email me questions on how we got started with a food truck. Occasionally I take the time, sit down… Continue reading Writing and Publishing an eBook
Another tragic shooting…this time in Aurora, Colorado. Sympathy and loving thoughts go out to the family, friends and community of the victims. Senseless violence claims innocent victims. Sad doesn’t seem to convey what I’m feeling right now.
“The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me.” James Russell Lowell It’s always in July that I look up from the keyboard and think where has the year gone? Here it is July 18th, which means if you made writing goals for… Continue reading The Drowsy Bee and Your Writing Goals