Guest Post: Belly-flopping in other people’s waterholes by Elizabeth Morton

Elizabeth Morton

Okay. Poetic license. That’s a thing right? It usually involves a mixed metaphor, a dubiously placed semi colon, a counter-intuitive line break. Wow, that’s licentious, people might disclaim. Behold, the shock-jock of grammar. Look at her go, with her odd hyphenations and decapitalised deities.

Poetic license as aesthetic… it’s a thing and I’m buying into

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Guest Post: To Find the Time to Write by Eric Rasmussen

Eric Rasmussen

Let’s all imagine a nice middle-America gal named Laura. Laura likes colorful sweaters, loves her daughters, and feels ambivalent about her job, maybe as a nutritionist. Plenty of things bring Laura joy: homemade marinara sauce, suggestive text messages from her husband, and occasional rainy weekend afternoons during which she introduces her kids to her favorite

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Guest Post: Poisoned Bait by C. Wade Bentley

C. Wade Bentley

Don’t get me wrong—I like poetry. I write it and read it and listen to it. A lot. And that puts me among a very tiny minority of humans. No one is clamoring for more poetry. Poetry is more available and accessible today than it has ever been, and yet it never goes viral. Go

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Writing that is Alive by Ron Clinton Smith

Ron Clinton Smith

“If you bore yourself, you bore others,” a comedian friend told me years ago. It was true of the very off the wall stand up we were doing at the time, and I’ve lived by it both as a writer and actor since. If what you’re doing isn’t breathing, throbbing, kicking, illuminating, practically exploding off

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Guest Post: Wrestling with the Headlines by Sidney Williams

Sidney Williams

I once pointed a creative writing student in search of mystery story ideas to a Twitter feed that aggregates crime news from across the country.

“That’s going to depress me all day,” he said.

That wasn’t my intent of course. I hoped headlines would begin a quest by piquing his curiosity and imagination. Sometimes I

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