Two poems I've written under the name E. M. Foster are up at Fevers of the Mind blog! You can find the link for them here. Thanks again to David O'Nan of Fevers of the Mind for posting these today. Fevers of the Mind publishes a variety of poetry and art, and they also have … Continue reading Two Poems Up at Fevers of the Mind!
Writing Speaks Louder than Words Photo by Ben Mack on Pexels.com What does it mean when writers find their voice, and how exactly do they go about that? This question was at the forefront of my mind all while I was applying to graduate creative writing programs, especially when writing personal statements. Grad schools want … Continue reading How Writers Can Find Their Voice
Like small presses, micropresses have a special place in the literary world. Micropresses might be operating on a smaller scale (usually with one or two writers), but that doesn't mean they don't hold value. They actually have roots in the small press, but the medium allows for new and experimental directions that publishers can take … Continue reading You Should Know about This: Micro Presses (Part 1)
When Maya Angelou spoke about her daily writing routines, she described how she rented a hotel downtown and arrived there at 6:30 in the morning. She would write, stay until about two in the afternoon, then go home and look over what she had written that morning. My question when I read that here was: … Continue reading What Do We Write When We Don’t Know What to Write?
Small Presses have created a lasting impression in the literary and publishing markets. And while these publishers may be considered lesser known compared to the Big Five, they've definitely cemented their place in the Literary World. Small press books are nothing new in the literary canon. There are plenty of writers well known today who … Continue reading You Should Know about This: Small Presses (Part 1)
Why Do We Do It? Dorothy Sayers is quoted as saying, "Man is never truly himself unless he is actively creating something," which says quite a bit. There's a lot that goes into writing. It's a craft that we're all constantly learning, but for some it goes beyond knowing how to write a proper sentence, … Continue reading Why Is Writing So Difficult?
For the Long Short Story Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The novella seems to hang in a kind of limbo between the novel and the short story, so much so that many stick to calling it "the long short story." But the novella definitely has its place in literature, and rest assured that there are … Continue reading Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 6)
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com I just had a poem put up today by Your Daily Poem! I'd like to thank Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, the journal's editor, for accepting my poem "Florida Eventide" and putting it up today. You can find my poem here: http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=3965 I also wanted to include Your Daily Poem's guidelines for … Continue reading Your Daily Poem Poetry Up Today for January 14th
The Power of New Writers You finally sat down in front of your computer to write that book, or that post, or whatever it is you want to write, because you discovered your calling as a writer. You've come up with an idea. You made the conscious decision to become a writer. You are ready … Continue reading So You Decided to Become a Writer. Now What?
What Do I Do if I Enjoy Combining Genres? Photo by Soulful Pizza on Pexels.com I recently received a newsletter email from John Fox, creator of Bookfox. The message was brief, but it struck me as significant. He talked about taking risks with your writing when putting yourself out there, and how, a lot of … Continue reading Submit To These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 5)