by Kyle Massa I had a professor in college who often said, “Inspiration will fail you.” She was very right about that. Many authors wait around to be inspired. They wait for the muse to appear with an amazing idea, one that fills the page with vivid prose and vibrant action. And when inspiration… Read More “Inspiration Will Fail You”
Here’s the next post in the series of writing prompts. I hope these help to get the creative juices flowing.
by Nadia Sotnikova When I was a toddler, it took more than a few fake airplanes to make me eat my carrots and broccoli. My mouth remained clamped shut, as my mom would pilot the fork airplane filled with toddler-sized bites of multi-colored veggies. My hatred for Bugs Bunny’s favorite vegetable followed me from… Read More Books: The New Weights for Exercising Your Brain
by Christopher Slater Ok. I have to confess this. I’m sure that it will change many people’s opinions of me, but it must be said. I have a fidget spinner. There I said it. Even worse, I gave my child a fidget spinner. I know. I deserve your looks of anger and resentment. I… Read More What Fidget Spinners Can Teach Us About Writing
by Manuela Williams While you can’t predict exactly what an editor will or will not like, there are a couple things you can do to ensure that your story has a fighting chance when you submit it to a literary magazine (and won’t cause anyone to scream and/or tear their hair out in frustration).… Read More From Slush Pile to Editor’s Desk: Build Urgency from the Beginning