Let’s try a writing prompt today. Please share the link to your story below, in the comment section. Happy writing!
I’m trying another poem from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides column in Writer’s Digest magazine. POETIC FORM: GOLDEN SHOVEL The Golden Shovel is a contemporary form introduced by National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes. To get started, take a line (or lines) from a poem you admire. Then, use each word in the line (or lines) in… Continue reading Poetic Asides – Golden Shovel
Originally posted on Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog:
I get a lot of proposals or pitches that say “there are 157 million women in the US, that’s my market” and unfortunately they’re mixing up the difference between a demographic and a market. Publishers (especially publicists) don’t take well to these things because it makes someone seem…
The morning of my twenty-sixth birthday began with a phone call from my boyfriend. It would change my birthday forever. “Lynn, have you been watching the news?” I don’t watch the news; it’s too depressing. He knows this. What I was about to see would burn in my mind and give a whole new… Continue reading My Birthday Sucks
This Friday, September 9, I’m attending the Sacramento Writing Workshop! In February of 2015, I attended a four-day writer’s conference in San Francisco. At February’s conference, I signed up for their three-minute speed dating with an agent. I was sure at least one of them would fall in love with my story. I thought my memoir was… Continue reading Sacramento Writer’s Workshop
The following is a poem form referenced in the September 2016 Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides column by Robert Lee Brewer: POETIC FORM: TRICUBE The tricube is a newer form introduced by acclaimed Sacramento poet Phillip Larrea. A mathematical poem, the tricube makes up for its lack of history simply by being a fun and addictive form to write. The math… Continue reading Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides
My head has been spinning in circles the last couple of weeks – it’s been crazy busy! Summer break is winding to a close ((happy dance)) and I’m working to get last-minute preparations out of the way. Paige just turned eight. I joined a fast-paced memoir critique group on Scribophile.* I have begun working on my proposal. … Continue reading Head Spinning Madness