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Guest Post: Storytelling: What a Beautiful Word by Mathieu Cailler

Mathieu Cailler

The only job I ever had in which no bellyaching existed was when I was nine, and I’d ride my bike around town, knocking on doors, asking neighbors if they needed any work done in their homes. (I watched a lot of Bob Vila’s This Old House as a kid, but didn’t possess any of

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Guest Post: Let’s All Be Quiet and Talk About How Alice Munro Destroyed the Cathedral or, Some Observations on the State of Short Fiction in 2016 by Patrick E. Gabbard

Patrick Gabbard

It’s ironic that since Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2013 after being hailed as “…a master of the contemporary short story,” that the popularity of the form appears to be on the decline, as the legions of MFA graduates filling the coffee shops and independent bookstores of Brooklyn and Portland abandon the

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Review: The Coachman Rat: Goodbye, Cinderella

The Coachman Rat

The Coachman Rat: Goodbye Cinderella. A Review by Stephanie Vannello

Not too long ago I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, a minor in Writing, and over twenty plus books from the university’s library. Each month the library randomly released free books to anyone who wanted them. Needless

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Guest Post: No One Reads Anymore? by John Abbott

John Abbott

No one reads anymore. It seems I’ve been hearing this complaint for years. I heard it from the professors I had in grad school. I hear it from some of my writer friends. I hear it from my colleagues at the college where I teach. Unfortunately, the list could go on. And I get it:

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Guest Post: Breaking News, Breaking News by Gene Goldfarb

Gene Goldfarb

If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself with nothing better to do during the election season than tuning in for some news, you might end up at CNN. This is not a recommendation, far from it. I propose to walk you through one of the most inane displays of culture

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Guest Post: The Tiny Writing Lifestyle by Diane D. Gillette

Diane Gillette

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of tiny houses. Tiny is the current craze in the housing industry which means there are a plethora of tiny house TV shows to feed my obsession — which is anything but tiny! I think every writer has their ideal writing spot of their dreams — maybe a

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Guest Post: Inner Structures by Seth Jani

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At twenty-eight I have quietly, and without much explaining, maneuvered my life into a position where I can easily focus on writing. This means I currently work a slightly-better than minimum-wage service industry job with limited hours and as few demands on my brain as possible. It pays the bills and it’s meaningless enough that

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Guest Post: Creating a Handmade Life by Shavawn M. Berry

Shavawn Berry

When I finished my Master’s degree eighteen years ago, I had this Virginia Woolf-ish daydream of living in a cottage overlooking the sea – windows open to the salty air – companionship and solitude in perfect measure. I dreamed of writing books, I dreamed of teaching writing. I dreamed of “a room of my own”

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Guest Post: A Life in Poetry Ain’t for Sissies by Peter Serchuk

Peter Serchuk

Now into my sixth decade of life and my fourth decade as a serious writer of poems, I can say without hesitation that my life in poetry remains the most exhilarating, depressing, titillating, frustrating, constructive, destructive, enlightening, and numbing experience anyone could ever hope to avoid. While saying so may seem flip or even comical,

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Guest Post: Revision: Knowing When to Swing the Darlings-Axe by Allie Gove

Allie Gove

One of the first things that really struck me to hear from a writing teacher was this: “there is no good writing, only good re-writing.” As a first semester student in my first Intro to Creative Writing class (because yes, I did take it twice but at two different colleges), I knew next to nothing

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