October 31, 2013

Writing Prompt: Time Traveler

The writing prompt today is simple. There are no catches, no hitches, no hidden rules. Set a timer for twenty minutes and start writing about your main character, a time traveler. Your main character does not need to travel in time during the story itself, but the face that he or she can travel in…

Pledge of the Month

Is writing a first draft of novel in a month too much of a commitment for you? Our pledge puts the emphasis on writing one page every day in November. Are you up for that challenge?

October 29, 2013

Ten Tips for a Succesful NaNoWriMo

I assume that if you’re reading this, you have intentions to write something for National Novel Writing Month. Congratulations! I wish I were joining you this year, but I’m starting a new job, skipping the country and trying to get a manuscript edit finished in the next few weeks.  Now that you’ve made this momentous…

October 28, 2013

Radar: Open To Submissions

Radar  is a brand new electronic journal started by two established editors, Dara-Lyn Shrager and Rachel Marie Patterson. They previously ran the respected literary journal Four Way Review and have been readers on several manuscript contests. Radar exclusively publishes poetry and it will be released quarterly. The first issue will be released in January 2014….

October 25, 2013

The Life of a Writer With a Full Time Job

I fell madly in love with writing the day that I found I could move people with my words. In my younger days I was extremely quiet and shy and writing became an important emotional outlet. As early as I can remember there has been this aching inside of me, to tell a story. As…

October 24, 2013

Lantern: Open To Submissions

Lantern is an online arts journal that really takes advantage of being an electronic publication. They publish beautiful art work, they are easy to navigate, esthetically pleasing, and they take advantage of the freedom of space, by publishing a wide variety of work including videos. Lantern publishes a great deal of visual art as well…

Writing Prompt: Ghost

In preparation for Halloween the prompt this week is to write a ghost story. We don’t want traditional ghost stories here. We don’t want you to retell the ghost story that your cousin told you around the campfire in ninth grade. Your ghost story must include five of the following ten words: Marriage, lake, cellphone,…

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Dancing With Bear: Open to Manuscripts

Dancing with Bear is a print and e-book publisher that publishes exclusively Christian manuscripts. They publish books for adults but they also have a children’s line.  They are currently open to submissions in all categories and are eager to receive quality work. Dancing with Bear is run by an author. They know what it is…

October 21, 2013

The Pros and Cons of NaNoWriMo

T.S. Eliot claims in “The Wasteland” that “April is the cruelest month.”  As a Red Sox fan, I put October (namely, play-offs season) ahead of April.  As a writer, I think that November can top them all. Welcome to my rundown of the pros and cons of the month affectionately known as NaNoWriMo.  It is…