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Why I Write Poetry: Pat Anthony

In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Pat Anthony who sh...

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The Aphrodite (Epic Poem)

Swooped by a goddess whirring above a blue globe, it’s a dotty white maelstromShe skims like a wherry clenching me in a stoic palm like a celestial prophet.I bled an arrow of pink from a sprite and into her macrocosm of orgasmic calligrap...

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Any tips on writing action scenes?

I read this tip which can be included the dicussion but you can observe movies, famous ones for how visually to nararate action. And action is part narration sometimes a little research pays off to look up something such as an essay on how ...

Is Social Media Changing How We Write?

by Anne Leigh Parrish We’ve all heard it said that readers have increasingly short attention spans. Spending time with a print medium isn’t as engaging as watching things move or interacting with content on a screen. Does this mean that...

Talking Shop: Louise DeSalvo

The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections of Time, Craft, and Creativity A Review by George T. Parker   Writing well is a process that can take a long time. Sometimes we can forget how long it really takes, and we get impatient with the pro...

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Can anyone be a writer?

Just like driving, reading, surfing, or reading…Writing is nothing more than a learned skill. It is not an identity, merely one aspect of an individual’s skill set and/or interests. One is not wholly defined by a vaguely specifi...

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LOL! So just what IS a writer, anyway?

While perusing posts on a couple of writing forums today, I came across at least four people questioning whether they were writers … and asking how you know for sure that you’re a writer. I didn’t want to hijack their threads, so I th...

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A Book About Nothing

I recently watched a video essay about the original “Ghost Busters” and how it is one of the only movies about nothing. It is completely plot, with nothing resembling a character arc in any of the Ghost Busters. They all show up...

Why I Write Poetry: Sofia Kioroglou

In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Sophia Kioroglou w...

The 12 Best and Worst Things That Could Happen After Your Freelance Article Is Accepted

This article is excerpted from Susan Shapiro’s new book, The Byline Bible: Get Published in Five Weeks © 2018 from Writer’s Digest Books. The newspaper, magazine or web editor loves the freelance article you submitted and says “Yes!...

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