Sometimes, it is hard to find the words to put down on a page. Sometimes, it is hard to know what is on and off the page because so much time has been invested into pouring yourself onto those pages.
Coming and Going: “The Geometry of Wishes” by Randall Watson Contributing writer Savanah Burns wrote this post in celebration of Randall Watson’s new book with Texas Review Press. Everything has a place and time in life, and then life goes on, right? This is what nature warns us with the changing of the tree leaves.Continue reading “Coming and Going: “The Geometry of Wishes” by Randall Watson”
TRP at AWP Contributing writer Laura Brackin writes about her time at AWP 2018. Every year, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) organizes a literary conference which draws thousands of people: authors, editors, journals, students, graduate and residency programs, presses, and people who simply love books. In the span of three days, hundreds ofContinue reading “TRP at AWP”
Readers of fiction look for specific things in the literature they choose: well-voiced narration, dialogue that isn’t forced or seemingly “scripted,” proper grammar and punctuation, tension and urgency that keep the pages turning, and realistic characters who are well-developed and working to get themselves either out of trouble or closer to the desired object/situation/event.
Four Insights into Writing Children’s Literature Contributing writer Savanah Burns wrote this post offering advice on writing children’s literature. When it comes to writing “good” children’s literature, there are a few things authors have done well. First of all, the author needs to know their reader. Second of all, the author needs to successfully engrossContinue reading “Four Insights into Writing Children’s Literature”
Facebook has been a part of our daily lives since 2006. Facebook is so prevalent in our society that it’s become a verb in our daily vernacular (ex “I’m Facebooking right now”).
Making a Lie Count Contributing writer Savanah Burns wrote this post offering advice on writing convincing dialogue for your characters. I had a friend once tell me that it is weird how we can never really know someone because we are not them, we are not omniscient, and we are not omnipresent. Yet, through ourContinue reading “Making a Lie Count: Developing Dialogue that Matters”
We’ve done it!
We successfully completed another year and now we are looking at a new calendar with twelve fresh months of possibilities.
Professionals don’t become great in their specialty because they made As in school. While this helps them become the professionals they want to be, developing their skills doesn’t stop once they receive their diploma.
A former creative writing professor of mine once explained said that she received a small card, no bigger than a business card, in the mail. On this little card, were the words, “Your submission was not accepted.”