“It’s possible, in a poem or short story, to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language, and to endow those things—a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman’s earring—with immense, even startling power.”
— Raymond Carver

Think you can write a la Raymond Carver? Raymond Carver’s poems and stories are so brilliantly written yet he writes about commonplace themes and people. They are the kinds of works I read over and over again trying to find what is the magic behind his words. Carve Zine’s annual short story contest is now accepting submissions until March 31st.First prize is $1000. Submission fee $15.

Today, write about a window curtain or a fork in a poem or a short story. Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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