35 Beautiful and Insightful Quotes about Short Stories

                                     I. “In a rough way the short story writer is to the novelist as a cabinetmaker is to a house carpenter.” – Annie Proulx II. “A good short story crosses the borders of our nations and our … Continue reading 35 Beautiful and Insightful Quotes about Short Stories

Let Me Tell You About The Creative Writing Gene

Today's guest post is by author Marianne Wheelaghan, co-founder of the online creative writing school, Writing Classes. She is an informative and supportive voice in the online writing community and I have enjoyed getting to know her over the past few months. I highly recommend her writing blog and her twitter feeds are full of … Continue reading Let Me Tell You About The Creative Writing Gene

9 Books on Reading and Writing

  Taken from Brain Pickings (via kobo writing life) which is a really good website on what’s out there in relation to creativity, thinking, culture and art. These books are highly recommended. I have read most of them and would especially recommend Elements of Style and On Writing.   1The Elements of Style Illustrated -  marries Maira Kalman’s … Continue reading 9 Books on Reading and Writing

Why You Should Try Writing in Second Person

First person and third person—you’ve been there, done that. But what about writing in second person? It may seem strange, unconventional, or confining, but playing with point of view is one way to transform a story. Point of view affects a story in that it allows readers to gain a very specific perspective. The second person … Continue reading Why You Should Try Writing in Second Person