I know I was planning on writing Coney Island Part II, but our new SSR issue launched last night! I am too excited to write about anything else. It is an excellent issue. This is the first time that we have really utilized the issu platform by having a featured artist. We can basically make … Continue reading Shady Side Review Spring 2012!
For this week, let's just do a free write. First, think of the weather. Right now, where you are. Write about it, write it all down. Then think of your mood. Basically, how are you feeling today. Simple. Let's look at the two. How do they relate? Are they totally unrelated? See what comes … Continue reading Writing and the Weather
Ann Arbor, Summer 2003 It has been rainy, grey, and windy here all day. Until sunset, which was actually quite pretty after the rain. So here is your writing prompt: write a poem or piece of flash either about a sunset or that takes place during a sunset. But the challenge is to make it … Continue reading Friday Writing Prompt
Dublin, Ireland, June 2008 We made it to the weekend! Here is a writing prompt, inspired by my former professor Joy Katz, to get your creative juices flowing and start off your weekend writing. Write a love/hate letter to an inanimate object or a place. Need more direction? Try following these guidelines: 20 lines long; … Continue reading Friday Writing Prompt
To change things up a bit, this weeks review is actually a fiction short story chapbook. Before I start my review, I would like to say that the chapbook is a very viable means of publishing short stories. They are often published in journals, both online and in print, but those journals have strict word … Continue reading Chapbook Review: In the Methow Valley