Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial

Staff Picks: Feminist Books

THE BELL JAR BY SYLVIA PLATH  Favorite Line: “I knew that’s what marriage was like, because cook and clean and wash was just what Buddy Willard’s mother did from morning till night…and I knew in spite of all the roses and kisses and restaurant dinners a man showered on a woman before he married her, what he secretly wanted when […]

“How Straight Spouses Cope When Their Partners Come Out”

You’re straight, your spouse is gay: now what?

Kieran Scott: Three Authors, One Writer

By Zakiya N. Jamal Kieran Scott, Kate Brian, and Emma Harrison. Combine these three amazing writers and you get one amazing woman: Kieran Scott. Writing two New York Times best selling series along with over 50 books Scott has taken over the young adult literary scene. As Scott churns out about two books per year […]

This Week’s Confessions: Fact or Fiction? Featured Author

For this week’s Confessions: Fact or Fiction? featured author, we are proud to present one of the editors of the book, Marian O’Shea Wernicke. I worked closely with Marian to find potential authors for the anthology of short stories and memoir. She was a tremendously helpful partner throughout the process. She also plans to read […]

Success for a “Blended” Book at a Small Press

Mary Collins was recently awarded the Grand Prize for Nonfiction from the Indie Book Awards for her book American Idle.  Below, she describes her inspiration for writing the book, her journey finding a publisher, and the reasons she chose to embrace a small press. — I am often skeptical of writing contests but I must […]

Second guest author: Amy Fries; Writing Inspiration and Motivation

Introduction: Amy and I attended the writing program at Johns Hopkins together when we were both struggling fiction writers. I too knew Ellen—hip hip hooray to her success. It can happen to you, too. (See my endnote.) Now here’s Amy: “Thanks to Herta for inviting me to do a guest blog. These days the value […]

Our first guest author: Tim Wendel

I’m pleased to introduce the first of what I hope will be an on-going series of guest writers on the blog: Tim Wendel! Tim is the author of eight amazing books, the newest one, High Heat, recently published and now available on Amazon. His guest article, below! —- by Tim Wendel I knew I was […]