Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:05:33 +00002014-06-01T16:05:33ZHere is a selection of contests with $20 and under application fees. What has your experience been with submitting to literary contests? Do you think it's worth it if there is a fee?[...]
Sat, 31 May 2014 09:47:03 +00002014-05-31T09:47:03ZPainting by Ho Ryan Lee Writing about the way a character views sex can give insight into that character's complex internal world. But what is the difference between writing about sex and writing erotica? Here are some thoughts and tips on writing about sex in literature.[...]
Fri, 30 May 2014 13:09:57 +00002014-05-30T13:09:57ZDo you have to be published? Or write a thousand words? When do you get to give yourself the title? What if you don't write every day? Here are some of my thoughts on discipline and the art and work of being a writer.[...]
Tue, 27 May 2014 07:49:12 +00002014-05-27T07:49:12ZMy next fiction workshop begins tomorrow, so I have been thinking about teaching, my students, and their writing. Having taught for a long time, and at many institutions, I have tweaked certain aspects of my class over the years. For the most part, however, I believe I have found a structure that is beneficial to my students, as many of them seem inspired, and have gone on to get to their MFAs and to become published writers. Click here to learn about what has worked for me, and feel free to comment on what has worked for you!...Read Full Post[...]
Thu, 22 May 2014 13:30:24 +00002014-05-22T13:30:24ZHow is a short-short story different from other types of fiction? Let's look at the "master," Lydia Davis...[...]
Wed, 21 May 2014 10:39:34 +00002014-05-21T10:39:34ZI've had the pleasure of interviewing the talented Sara Lippmann about her new book DOLL PALACE. Click here for her thoughts on doing the work, the road to publishing, and the writing life![...]
Sat, 17 May 2014 12:57:19 +00002014-05-17T12:57:19Z
Want to get your story past the interns? What should you write on your cover letter? Can you submit to more than one magazine at the same time? Should you copyright your work? Click here for the answers!...
Wed, 14 May 2014 19:53:59 +00002014-05-14T19:53:59Z
Tired of the old ones? Try some of these...
Mon, 12 May 2014 15:03:47 +00002014-05-12T15:03:47Z
Death is not necessarily a plot device in fiction. Neither are diseases. Here are some thoughts on how to avoid these cliches, and think about narrative without having to take your character down...
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:32:31 +00002014-04-30T21:32:31Z
Timing is everything. Here are some thoughts on when to begin writing from experience...