The Scribophile Writing Blog
Archive for March, 2011
by Alex Cabal • 13 comments
Contest winners and introducing Laura and Nina, the two new Scribophile bloggers!
Announcing the winners of the Musical Impressionism contest! Another month, another very busy contest. We had over 50 entries to judge, all of them inspired by Nik Kershaw's abstract lyrics. And so...
by Justin C. Key • 6 comments
I don't write for you. I write for me.
I started a short story yesterday which I don't expect too many people to want to read. The story takes place in a time of American slavery and the main character is, you guessed it, a slave. The stor...
by Dan Tricarico • 8 comments
Let's talk about how a single short story can serve as a model for excellent writing.
At the beginning of every school year, my sophomores read and write about a short story by Mark Helprin called "White Gardens." The assignment is purely diagnostic, designed to get them back in the s...
This is my last post! What a wonderful year of blogging this has been.
This is my last post! What a wonderful year of blogging this has been. Thank you for reading, for your insightful comments, and for keeping me on my toes. This is by far the most amazing writing co...
by Justin C. Key • 4 comments
A discussion on the difference for the novel and the cool things they allow.
I've been so wrapped up in trying to write and edit my novels over the last year that I've neglected the short story. Well, no more! In a lot of ways, it's the best way to capture those random ideas y...
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