Thinking Outside The B...

Today’s guest post is by Emma Rasmussen. Her creative nonfiction piece,”Expensive Sex,” appears in the Danger issue of The Quotable. She lives in London. It’s the chair’s fault I can’t write. It’s an absurd choice. The seat is so high my thighs cut into the little...

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Today’s guest blog comes from Brian Druckenmiller. As my story “Mail” is set for publication in Issue #14 of The Quotable, I thought it best to address an issue concerning augury—a major component of my piece, but not in the piece’s creation. Let me start by making this clear:...

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...

Lucky You Jun16

Lucky You

Today’s guest post is by Lauren Camp, whose poems “Walking” and “Empty and Full” appear in The Quotable Issue 13, themed “Luck.” I teach very accomplished adults about writing. This doesn’t mean teaching them how to write creatively, so much as...

Let That Be Enough Jun05

Let That Be Enough

Today’s guest post is by Adam Cooper, whose poems “The Sage on His Mountain” and “Backbone” appear in Issue 13 of The Quotable. I would never call myself a writer: I simply don’t write enough to warrant the title.  Although I’ve been writing off and on since...

The Composition Crunch Jun01

The Composition Crunch

Today’s guest post is from David Walker, whose poem “Upon Visiting my Father” will appear in Issue 13, themed “Luck.” As a poet, you believe in freedom of expression in its many forms. You know what you like and dislike, but you would never want to put...

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...