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by Dan Tricarico • 15 comments
I'd like to talk about poetry's purpose and do away with some of the myths.
Poetry gets a bad rap. Our society doesn't value it, poor teaching habits encourage our children to ignore it or hate it, and mainstream publications take great pains to avoid putting it between their...
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...
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