Want to start earning money writing poetry? Check out these tips from Erika Dreifus.
A cool poetry contest to honor San Antonio’s Tricentennial. Don’t miss.
“The temptation towards resolution, towards wrapping up the package, seems to me a terrible trap. Why not be more honest with the moment? The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning. That’s genius. Somebody told me once that fugue means to flee, so that Bach’s melody lines are like he’s running away.” — The Art of Theater No. 12 with Sam Shepard (1943–2017)
“Rules (with a few important exceptions) are rigid and come with a my-way-or-the-highway attitude. Guidelines, however, have the advantage of being flexible and customizable.”
Head over to Anne R. Allen’s blog…with Ruth Harris to read a post well worthy of bookmarking (as always.)
“…make sure that there are aspects of your book that you know to the bones. Maybe there is a character inspired by your own mother. Or maybe you are a devoted baker, and your heroine is a pastry chef. It can be a place, an occupation, a way of life.
The point is this: Knowing something profoundly and deeply will free you to write about it in an engaging and authentic way, and in an original voice. Aspiring authors sometimes fear sharing the premise of their work in progress, on the grounds that somebody might “steal their idea.” I don’t think anybody should worry about this. The fact is, if you write from your own life, only you can write your book.”
— Michele Campbell
Short story contests can be a great thing for both beginning and established writers.
However, when picking a contest you have to watch out for red flags.
Nancy Sakaduski provides you with a “write-to-win-blueprint.”