Just a short topic this week, but one that gave me a surprisingly emotional reaction. How do you regard your fledgeling poems or stories from yesteryear? Sure, some writers will adopt a little false humility at dinner parties to avoid repelling an audience, but how do you really view those works? They did come in … Continue reading Respecting Your Early Writings (3:25)
I've read a few of these journals and have enjoyed learning about the others. Happy to share with those who are looking for homes for their stories. Reposting from http://www.Literative.com: "Looking for a way to boost your audience? Why not submit your work to a journal or publication? Find out how in our latest post!" … Continue reading 8 Great Publications That Accept Short Stories
English can be a very challenging language. Some pairs of words can be particularly tricky. Found a list from LibroEditing incredibly useful for both first-time clarification and review; I had to share. Via LibroEditing: All the Troublesome Pairs
First, a big thank you to nominator The Shining Gem for providing an opportunity for many to try out this award tag! After enjoying answering One Lovely Blog, I thought I'd carry through next on this one . . .
So, beside me I have a stack of my notebook journals stretching from early elementary school to about a week ago. I'm relieved I've kept so many of them, mostly. Who knows for whom they were intended on an entry-to-entry basis, but I'm happy I have them here this moment to re-read and interpret in … Continue reading Revisiting Old Journals
I haven't figured out why it happens, but sometimes there are spells in which I forget the power of music to change my state of mind. Maybe I worry reflexively that it will just add noise to already overloaded moments. Or maybe I worry reflexively that music will disconnect me too much from those I … Continue reading Music to Edit By
I assume you are here to look over a fellow writer's reading shelf. And to nod your head, scowl, discover a new reading lead, and/or see what everyone else is still reading these days. That's what I do, at least. What I won't do, though, is attempt to rank these fine penslingers. Would you do … Continue reading Tip of the Cap: My Favorite Classic Writers