Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial

Three Steps to Improve Your Writing

We all have bad habits. Some people bite their nails, some leave dirty dishes in the sink, and some forget to foreshadow significant events in their novels. Of course, we all have ways of coping and working to better ourselves, right? The dirty dishes can just start going into the dishwasher. People can start chewing […]

Writers’ New Interest in Pinterest

I resisted joining Pinterest for a while. By the time I finally created my account, pinning was a frequent part of most of my friends’ vocabulary, and I could hardly sign onto Facebook without seeing at least one link to Pinterest on my newsfeed.  Only a few months later, I already have 12 Boards and […]

Beyond the Ties of Blood: Review by Herta B. Feely

Florencia Mallon Pegasus Books 371 pp. The disappearance, torture and execution of thousands of Chileans after General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected President Salvador Allende in 1973 is a modern-day tragedy of immense proportions. It is said that in remembering the victims of the tragedy, we honor them. And I agree. To that end, […]

Remembering Ray Bradbury

We know how fresh and original is each man, even the slowest and dullest. If we come at him right, talk him along, and give him his head, and at last say, What do you want?…every man will speak his dream. And when a man talks from his heart, in his moment of truth, he […]

To Agent or Not to Agent?

It is true that today more and more authors are jumping on the self-publishing train. However, there remains a vast body of writers out there still longing to attract the attention of the Big Six or land a deal with one of the many smaller presses out there. After all, there’s just something especially delicious […]