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Archives for March 2008
9 Blogging Tips: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Blog
by Alex Cabal • 8 comments
If you’re used to writing fiction and poetry (or not writing at all!), writing a blog can seem a little intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, blogging can be some of the most fun and reward...
Keeping The Purple Out Of Your Prose
by Alex Cabal • 16 comments
As writers, we’ve all felt the urge to describe something with lavish swaths of adjectives, laying down layer after layer of description like a builder slathering on more and more concrete.
Keeping your prose razor-sharp can be hard. As writers, we’ve all felt the urge to describe something with lavish swaths of adjectives, laying down layer after layer of description like a builder slat...
Know Your Neoclassicals (And Other Interesting Periods)
by Paige Reinsel • 3 comments
As I’ve mentioned before, familiarizing yourself with the historical context of a work of literature is extremely helpful, and often necessary, for its full understanding and analysis. One way to go a...
How Do I Know If My Idea Will Sell? An Intro To The World of Agents, Editors and Publishing, Part 2
by Russell Nakamura • 5 comments
Remember the moment you first dreamed of becoming a writer? Maybe it was high school English class studying Dostoevsky’s social commentary on czarist Russia. Maybe you wrote a story and a teacher enc...
Nymphomaniacs, Leather Pants, And The Theatre
by Paige Reinsel • 2 comments
Most of you probably have a favorite novelist, or even a favorite poet, but how many have a favorite playwright? It seems as though most people associate plays with performance and theatre, but they a...
Poetry Boot Camp, Part 2
by Alex Cabal • 3 comments
In the last installment of Poetry Boot Camp, we learned about the basics of meter and about the most common type of metrical foot in the English language.
Welcome back, recruits. In the last installment of Poetry Boot Camp, we learned about the basics of meter and about the most common type of metrical foot in the English language, the iamb (an unstress...
Contest Entries, Critiquer of the Month, and Housekeeping
by Alex Cabal • 1 comment
Inside you'll find a list of entrants for the February contest for you to read and vote on, some housekeeping trivia for this past month, and the Critiquer of the Month award. Read on for details!
Well, another leap year is past us and March is here. Thanks to everyone for entering the February contest. We're in the process of reading through all of the great entries. In the meantime, start...