Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

-from Chrysalis Editorial

Links: Oulipo, Paris, and Bad Writing Advice

Here’s a quick list of links to recent publishing and writing-related articles that we enjoyed: (Also…see the comments below and join in the discussion.  How do you get past those wasted minutes?) Jeffrey Eugenides’s Advice to Young Writers “To die your whole life. Despite the morbidity, I can’t think of a better definition of the […]

Links: EBM’s, philosophical novels, literary tumblrs, and more

Local News Writers Room DC will open in Tenleytown in mid-October. Politics & Prose has an Espresso Book Machine (EBM) named Opus. Links Why Rob Horning doesn’t like the word literary. Brian Dillon on Roland Barthes and education. David Winters on self-consciously “philosophical” novels. MRI reveals brain’s response to reading. Your guide to literary tumblrs. […]

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 […]

Frank McCourt

The author (1930-2009) who wrote Angela’s Ashes and other works had a tip about writing: “Sit and quiet” yourself. Luxuriate in a certain memory and the details will come. let the images flow. You’ll be amazed at what will come out on paper…It will insist on being told” – February 1999 WD