The Scribophile Writing Blog
by Justin C. Key • 6 comments
Divine inspiration? You tell me.
When sitting down and wondering what to write about for this week's blogging, I thought of something I drafted a couple months back. The subject matter: a letter to me from my cousin. Simple right? We...
I can't dance, I can't sing, I can't plot. We all have our shortcomings, right?
I don’t plot. At all. Never. Well, maybe once or twice I’ve plotted dastardly revenge against those who have wronged me (and they will pay dearly, oh yes, they will!), and I might have plotted in my p...
by Brandon Nolta • 2 comments
In writing, scalpels are better tools than hammers.
So, it’s been almost exactly a year since I started blogging for Scribophile. This is posting number 53, an inauspicious number in and of itself (other than being a prime number), and it occurs to me...
by Justin C. Key • 5 comments
After finishing Stephen King's mammoth of a novel, Under the Dome, I ponder on what can be learned here...
When I first took this Scribophile blogging gig, I immediately looked forward to writing about King's then-upcoming monster of a novel, Under the Dome. I picked up the book the week of its release and...
by Ervin Anderson • 3 comments
Does our creativity flow best when we're hurting?
Sometimes I think misery is a writer’s best friend. Pain, sadness, heartbreak, loneliness, anger, despair…and, hell, even a minor case of the blues--these are emotions that writers often channel into...
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