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Here Come the New Bili...

Today’s guest post is by Jeroen van Honk. His short story, “I Dance People” appears in Issue 10 of The Quotable. It is confession time. Every time I put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard, I start to feel slightly phony. The reason is I’m writing in English. I am not a...

Yet another Encouragin...

Today’s post is by The Quotable contributor, Paul Weidknecht, whose story “The Work of Living” appears in Issue 9: “Night and Day.” Most rejection articles rehash the same lugubrious tales of futility and injustice, stories of personal pains set against backdrops of unappreciated...

Are My Kids Going to Read This? May06

Are My Kids Going to R...

Today‘s blog post comes from The Quotable contributor, Sarah Evans. You can read Sarah’s short story, “How to Make Out in the Back of a Volkswagen Beetle” in our upcoming issue, Night and Day.   I once had a drunken conversation with a published writer in a hotel...

M/moment

Today’s post is by The Quotable contributor, Marian Kaplun Shapiro, whose poem “Around here, March” will appear in Issue 9: “Night and Day”. I’m a poet of the moment. That is, if I have a M/moment, I snatch it. M represents the Muse of inspiration; its lower case sibling a minute...

The Lure of a Recurrin...

by Lauren Camp My poem in this issue of The Quotable is not the first about my mother. Or the second, or third. It’s about the gazillionth. No kidding. My mom died and I wrote about grief and loss, and all the normal stuff a person tries to process when someone close to them is suddenly and...

On Poetry Mar08

On Poetry

Today’s post is by The Quotable contributor, klipschutz. His poem, “Cannibal’s Delight” appears in the “Storytelling” issue. In one sense, “Cannibal’s Delight” is a list poem – but only by way of being the ‘code’ behind the program, as it were; on the...

Don’t I Know You? Mar06

Don’t I Know You...

Today’s blog post comes from The Quotable contributor, James Pouilliard. You can read James’s story, “When Bruce Was Eaten by the Bear” in Issue 8: Storytelling   In one of her memoirs, in a chapter about Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman called herself a poor...

Writer-you and Regular-you Feb15

Writer-you and Regular...

Today’s post is by The Quotable contributor, Margaret Eaton. Look for her story, “The Trees Would Know” in the “Storytelling” issue. If you’re a budding writer and you don’t hang out with other writers, or live in a bohemian neighborhood, or teach an English class at the...

Resting on the Page

Today’s post comes from The Quotable contributor Elisabeth Oliver. Her short story “Story Night” appears in Issue 8: Storytelling. I can’t be the only writer whose desire to write is rivaled only by my resistance to the task. But for me resistance is a four-letter word...

The Key to Writing

Today’s guest post is by The Quotable contributor Chris Baird. His artwork will appear in Issue 8:Storytelling. The key to writing is writing.  No one wants to hear that.  Everyone wants to think there’s some kind of magic trick.  It’s like how everyone wants to lose...

A Man Brings Home a Do...

Guest post by The Quotable contributor Alice Lesch Kelly. Her short story “Good Girl” appears in Issue 8: Storytelling – out later this month. I sat down to write a short story one morning last fall. I don’t remember the date or the weather, but I do recall one thing very...

Places to Take Your Wr...

Guest post by Tasha Cotter. A change of scenery can be just what you need to give you a new perspective on your work. Making a point to attend workshops, readings, and writing conferences can be extraordinarily valuable, no matter where you are with your work. Whether you’re starting work on...