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Paris Review - Nadine Gordimer, The Art of Fiction No. 77

Interviewed by Jannika Hurwitt<p>Issue 88, Summer 1983<p>This interview with Nadine Gordimer was conducted in two parts—in the fall of 1979, when she was in America on a publicity tour for her most recent novel, <i>Burger’s Daughter</i>, and in the spring of 1980, when she was here to see her son graduate from …

Lit Mag Submissions 101: How, When, and Where to Send Your Work

Everything you need to know about getting your work published<p><i>This article was written in partnership with the Authors Guild for their Writers’</i> …

Writing a novel? There’s a worksheet for that!

Worksheets to help you plan your novel, log your progress, and keep track of your story<p>Well, this is fun. Worksheets! I’ve been sketching out …

Describing Words Finds Adjectives For the Noun You're Writing About

When you’re writing, adjectives give you the most flexibility to create a vivid picture. It’s also easy to slip into a cliche series of mundane, …

Dreaming of a Writing Career: 6 Things New Writers Can do NOW

<i>Writing career dreams? How to prepare while you’re writing that novel.</i><p>by Anne R. Allen<p>Recently fellow mystery author Carmen Amato said she’d been …

Writing

How Kylie Padilla Fell in Love with Poetry

The Moral Of The Story: 7 Tips For Socially Or Politically Conscious Creative Writing

Creative writers have the power to change the world through poetry, short stories, novels, and memoirs. But writing political critique (or any work …

The Very Real Consolations of Poetry

In dark times, people often turn to poetry to help them survive despair (or more specifically, as W.S. Merwin would suggest, “Read poems, not …

Literature

Poets I have known

• Rate this prose<p>User Rating 5 (5 votes)<p>Sending<p>Add to favorites<p><b>Poets I have known – Leonard Cohen</b><p>written by: Bob Jensen<p>@FirstTimeSinceA<p><i>For the record,</i> …

January's Sparrow by Bob Jensen at Spillwords.com

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Speak to Me?<p>Rate this poem<p>User Rating 5 (5 votes)<p>Sending<p>Add to favorites<p><b>January’s Sparrow</b><p>written by: Bob …

The Poet written by TM DiSarro at Spillwords.com

• Rate this poem<p>User Rating 5 (5 votes)<p>Sending<p>Add to favorites<p><b>THE POET</b><p>Leonard Cohen<p>written by: TM DiSarro<p>@tmdisarro<p>My poet lover! Cries his muse<br>What …

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The Travelers Tales of Loneliness at Spillwords.com

• Rate this poetry<p>User Rating 4.75 (8 votes)<p>Sending<p>Add to favorites<p><b>The Travelers Tales of Loneliness</b><p>written by: RayFed<p>@Raymond_Federle<p>Might not a lover …

Poetry Prompt: Small Kindnesses

There are 6, 987, 000, 000 people in this world and with each person, an opportunity to extend small kindnesses.<b>Kindness</b>Before you know what kindness …

Six Common Problems in Short Stories

While they may not get the fame and prestige of their cousin the novel, short stories are a vital part of speculative fiction. Some of spec fic’s …

Poetry Daily Prose Feature

Charms, Prayers, and Curses<p><i>How Poems Think</i>, Reginald Gibbons<br>by Beverley Bie Brahic<p>from <i>Poetry</i>, November 2016<p><i>Do</i> poems think?<p>Big question, one that has …

Ten Tips For Short Story Writing

Short stories can be great fun to write, but sometimes tough to get the knack of. For anyone who wants to try their luck at this form, I’ve come up …

Amplified Existence: Peter Orner on the Necessity of Fiction

<b>Though</b> reading is at best low-impact exercise, we tend to describe our strongest responses to a book in physical terms. Bad books are flung against …

An Illustration of Margaret Atwood’s ‘This Is a Photograph of Me’

When I was in high school, my class had a small stir about <i>The Handmaid’s Tale.</i> My sense is that it was kept quiet, but an English teacher had assigned Margaret Atwood’s celebrated novel and a parent had objected. I knew the parent, who was Southern Baptist, and I assume that she objected because <i>The</i> …

I Remember Purple Skies, a short story at Spillwords.com

• Rate this short story<p>User Rating 5 (3 votes)<p>Sending<p>Add to favorites<p><b>I Remember Purple Skies</b><p>written by: Brandi Easterling Collins<p>@caniscareyou<p>Mattie …

Famous Short Stories and Essays Written by Benjamin Franklin

<b>Benjamin Franklin</b> is one of the best writers that America has ever produced. Benjamin Franklin essays have been the benchmark for essay writers. The …

The Power and Politics of Fiction Writing

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>Literary star Colson Whitehead won the 2016 national book award last night. He accepted the accolade during somber ceremony that was sprinkled with dark humor as many of the authors bemoaned the results of the presidential election. …

November 17: Flash Fiction Challenge

Standing at the fire-pit made of stacked Navajo Sandstone, it’s easy to imagine who has sat here beneath the bright stars. I can hear the fire …

Grand Canyon

Spilled by Meg Falconer

• Rate this poetry<p>User Rating 5 (5 votes)<p>Sending<p>Add to favorites<p><b>Spilled</b><p>written by: Meg Falconer-Robinson<p>@AQMblog<p>You are primary colours.<p>I am the shades …

As the Sun Sets written by Leah Barker at Spillwords.com

• Rate this short story<p>User Rating 5 (6 votes)<p>Sending<p>Add to favorites<p><b>As the Sun Sets</b><p>written by: Leah Barker<p>@captthecorners<p><b>Chapter 1</b><p>His eyes were as …