Poe Prizes: Get Your Tickets From the Roaming Zombie and Other Helpers

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Poe Prizes: Get Your Tickets From the Roaming Zombie and Other Helpers

Opportunity Drawing Tickets – Raffle at the E.A. Poe Memorial and Wake 10/21 7-10pm You can choose which items you like the most and put your tickets in their box. There will be 10 or more baskets, each filled with wonderful Poe or Literary Themed prizes. You must be present at 9:50pm for the drawing in order to win! Raffle tickets will be available throughout the evening from roaming raffle ticket sellers. Cost: $1/ea or 6/$5 or “length of your arm”/$20. and...

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Writing is Writing is Writing by Molly Cook

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Writing is Writing is Writing by Molly Cook

WRITING IS WRITING IS WRITING (Originally appeared in a slightly different form on my blog What Would Steinbeck Do? http://whatwouldsteinbeckdo.wordpress.com) Published writers tend to think of themselves as “real” writers — the ones churning out hot novels and heartfelt poetry and memoirs and thrilling true-life adventures or exposes. All others who push pens or tap keys are just writing hacks. Sadly, those other writers also tend to think of themselves this way...

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Writer’s Toolbox by Nicholas Reed

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Writer’s Toolbox by Nicholas Reed

Just as a good handyman has a toolbox filled with tools that help him build and repair, a good writer should have a toolbox filled with tools that help him write. -Stephen King in Writing: A Memoir of the Craft   Anyone who has stepped into a bookstore in the last few decades has assuredly seen the name Stephen King. Even if you haven’t read any of his dozens of books, there is a pretty solid chance that you know of his stories from popular culture or from...

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The Writing Process by Gray Thoron

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on The Writing Process by Gray Thoron

Janice Steinberg once referred to the writing process like “chiseling away at some kind of rock–obsidian comes to mind–in a barely lit mine tunnel.” The writing process is difficult for most; it being a road unkempt and never the exact same every time. The writing process is not the clear cut five step writing process that is learned early on in our education. The process is usually broken up into prewriting, writing, revision, editing, and publishing. It is...

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Storytellers vs. Novelists: Which are YOU? by Anna Johnson

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Storytellers vs. Novelists: Which are YOU? by Anna Johnson

The words “story” and “novel” are often used interchangeably, with little thought given to the nuanced differences between the two. This confabulation is a real pet peeve of mine – the two genres are actually quite different in several distinct ways, and these differences require each to be treated as its own unique style, with a specific purpose and specific goals to accomplish. So, you may ask, what are these different motivations and what do the storyteller...

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