In Praise of the Packr...

Today’s guest post is by Ann Hillesland, whose short story “After Waking” appears in Issue #18 of The Quotable. I’m a bit of a packrat. For example, I have over fifty hats, most of them vintage, many of them unworn by me. I have enough bone china teacups (packed in a snowstorm of...

Confessions from the P...

Today’s guest post is by Jodi Herlick, whose short story “By the River” will appear in Issue #17 of The Quotable. Confession: I take my kids to playgrounds without swings so I won’t have to push them. While other moms scramble through climbing tubes, giggling as they shoot down...

Fairy Tales Incorporat...

A themed tour with Prism Book Tours. Today on The Quotable, we have a guest post by author Althea Kontis who is on a book AND blog tour for her recently published novel, the third in her Woodcutter sister series, “Dearest.” In her post, see how her life and imagination shaped the writing...

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...

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...

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...