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Waiting for Story

Today’s guest post is by Susan Frith. Waiting for Story   I was 13 when I got my ears pierced. The lady at the mall told me to keep the hypoallergenic studs in place for six weeks, but I couldn’t wait that long.  Eager to advertise my rite of passage, I swapped out my sensible...

The Therapeutic Power ...

Today’s guest post comes from author, Emily DeLoach. Her first novel, Escaping the Mirror, is now available on Amazon.com. When people ask me what inspired me to write my first novel, Escaping the Mirror, I tell them I’ve had the idea for this novel since I was a teenager.  What I...

First Things First May08

First Things First

Today’s guest blog comes from Robert Gordon Sumner. His short story, “Only So Much More,” will be featured in Issue 13 of The Quotable. On a recent episode of The Colbert Report, Seth McFarlane plugged his new novel, A Million Ways to Die in the West, that he’d written...

Walking the Roads May06

Walking the Roads

Today’s guest blog comes from Melissa Heath-Lee. Her short story, “Sour Luck” will be featured in Issue 13 of The Quotable. Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else.” This quote gets changed around a bit, depending...

The Cost of Not Trying

Today’s guest post comes from author, Michael S. Nuckols. His first novel, Winter Calf, is now available on Amazon.com. During my senior year of High School, I remember my friend Sarah asking, “What’s your GPA?”  Sarah was smart, competitive, and worked harder than anyone I...

Of Grief

Today’s guest post comes from contributor, Kit Haggard. Her short story “Lost” appears in Issue 11 of The Quotable. At a summer writing workshop in high school, a professor told me that the sentence “The king died, and then the queen died,” is just history, but “The king died, and...

Hell’s Angels

Today’s guest post comes from contributor, Sonja Larsen. Her short story “What is Sweet” appears in Issue 11 of The Quotable. My first job in the skid row neighborhood of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, was as a receptionist in a halfway house for people with mental illnesses and...

The Exercise of Writin...

Today’s guest post comes from contributor, Elaine Kehoe. Her short story “Breakage” appears in Issue 12 of The Quotable. I am a writer working to get better at my craft. I am an occasional jogger lucky just to be able to go out and get my legs to move. Sometimes, on fortunate...

Casting My Own Stones

Today’s guest blog post comes from The Quotable contributor, Kimbra Cutlip. When I began to write “A Name for Regret” which appears in Issue 12 of The Quotable, I thought I was writing about a memory and little girl in Africa—about how each had been transformed in my heart by...

Characters and Convert...

Today’s guest blog post comes from Jean Herreman, whose short story “Dementia” appears in Issue 11 of The Quotable. This morning I discovered a great character in an unlikely place—the Saturday “Wheels” section of The Island Packet, the local newspaper here on Hilton Head...

Do Your Homework!

Today’s guest blog post comes from Quotable contributor Matthew Andrew. “Musa Qala,” my story that was selected for volume 10 of The Quotable, was conceived from an extra homework assignment given in a class dealing with the fundamentals of short fiction. The topic we were studying at...

Know Thyself Aug12

Know Thyself

Today’s guest post is by Michael Chaney, who’s short story, “Trolling for Easter Porn” will appear in The Quotable Issue 10: Space. You can find more of Michael’s writing at www.michaelalexanderchaney.com   Know Thyself. No thanks, Socrates. You can go on in...