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...

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...

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...

Inside the Kaleidoscop...

  Today’s post comes from The Quotable contributor Jason Huff. His short story “Her Epilogue” appears in Issue 8: Storytelling. My writing process is pretty standard: I get an idea (typically flowing from the high setting of the shower head), I write it down on paper, and I stare at...

The Next Big Thing Int...

Thank you, Anne Champion for tagging me for the Next Big Thing Interview Series! Her book will be released in February 2013 with Gold Wake Press. Read below to learn more about my forthcoming book of poetry, Some Churches, which will be released in 2014 with Gold Wake Press. A small chapbook...

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...