Don’t Be Such A Bully...

Today’s post comes from The Quotable contributor, Tara Shea Burke. Ms. Burke’s poem, “I Know Nothing,”  appears in Issue 5.   When The Quotable accepted my poem for Issue 5, I was invited to write a quick blog post about anything I could possibly want to say about writing...

For Kate

Today’s post comes from The Quotable contributor, Arthur Diamond.  My story, Out of Time, composed several years ago, will be published in The Quotable’s July 2012 issue. The story is set at Fort Clark on the Missouri River in the mid-1800s and focuses on a standoff between the Fort’s...

Kill Your To Do List

Today’s post comes from The Quotable contributor, Jamie Thornton. Ms. Thornton’s short story, “Wish-flowers,” will appear in Issue 6. I write for the joy of it. I write for the thrill of creating new worlds and to glimpse how other types of living might feel. Writing fiction allows...

Where I’ve Been

Today’s post comes from The Quotable contributor, Lauren Camp.  Lauren’s poems, Ten Years and Time will appear in Issue 6. To be fully productive, I recently had to take four days off. Or on – depending on your perspective. I was “off” from details and “on” to...

The Journey’s Ju...

Today’s post comes from The Quotable contributor, Anna Piaia. Ms. Piaia’s short story, “The Lucky One,” will appear in Issue 6.   “Is it finished?” I never know what to do with that question. A story is never really finished, is it? There’s always...

Solitary

Today’s guest blogger is Eirik Gumeny.  His short story, Twenty Minutes, appears in Issue 4.   A lot of folks say that writing is a solitary and lonely endeavor. That to be a good writer, one has to lock himself in a room and keep typing until that novel’s finished. A lot of...

Writing with Guilt

 Today’s blog is by The Quotable contributor, A.C. Katora.  Ms. Katora’s short story, “Hungry” will appear in The Quotable Issue III, available in print and on the web October 1, 2011. Writing with Guilt During a publishing seminar I attended last fall, someone asked the panel of...

Audacity and assigned ...

Today’s blog is by The Quotable contributor, Nancy Devine. Ms. Devine’s short story, “That Damned Street” appears in The Quotable Issue II, available in print and on the web.  Audacity and assigned writing Audacity. If I’m going to write I’ve got to have a pretty good measure of...

Interview with Graham ...

Graham Tugwell‘s short story, “And Oh, the Fun they had that Friday Night!“, appears in Issue 2 of  The Quotable.  He is a PhD student with the School of English, Trinity College Dublin where he teaches Popular and Modernist Fiction.   1.   How did you come up with...

Poetry for the Non-poe...

Today’s guest post is by writer A.J. Kandathil.  Her creative non-fiction piece, “Covenant Breath,” will be featured in the premiere issue of The Quotable. I am not a poet. Or at least that’s what I thought one day last fall when I walked into a cramped Lexington Avenue...

What Poetry Means to M...

I could not live in a world without poems.  I think I would disintegrate if I could not put words on paper just so.  My days would ramble on bland and flat if I were unable to experience the ineffable miracles of life through the eyes of our world’s poets. Poets crack open the human...

Chaos, Art & Revo...

Today’s guest post is from writer Mae Lynn Walker.  Check out her blog, Podium. “Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.” – Henry Adams Is there anything good about having chaos in your life? If your life begins to slip into chaos, is that such a terrible thing? When...