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by Nina Munteanu • 12 comments
Oral storytelling is an ancient tradition and the most personal and intimate form of storytelling. The storyteller and the listeners are physically close and, through the story connection, psychically close.
Griot. Raconteur. Bard. Jongleur. Seanchai. Skop. Troubadors and minstrals. Spinner of yarns. Any way you call them they are stoytellers. And storytellers have shaped our societies and reflected our c...
by Laura Preble • 10 comments
Self publishing used to be the realm of vanity presses and bad fiction. Not anymore.
I’m happy to be back with the Scribs! I had to take some time off to tend to some family matters, but I’m back, and in the coming weeks I’ll be taking you with me on a journey, magical and mysteri...
by Nina Munteanu • 17 comments
In June of this year, Ray Bradbury—science fiction & fantasy master and visionary and my hero—passed away at age 91.
In June of this year, Ray Bradbury—science fiction & fantasy master and my hero—passed away at age 91. Visionary premise and large ideas reign in the genres of science fiction, fantasy and horr...
by Justin C. Key • 9 comments
Is it okay to spend years revising a project without letting ANYONE read it? What if it's just 'not ready'?
I recently heard of someone who is on her third or fourth draft of a novel. When I asked what type of feedback she had gotten so far from readers, I was a little surprised to hear she hadn't let anyon...
by Nina Munteanu • 13 comments
From the moment you start scrawling words on paper, sketch, move paintbrush over canvas, or touch the computer keyboard, you are telling a story.
I am the only one who can tell the story of my life and say what it means — Dorothy Allison Writing is power. Writing is motion. Writing is story. From the moment you start scrawling words on paper...
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