updates & ramblings
2 minute recommends
The Art of Saying No
The Strangeness of Men
USA Best Book
ain't nothing but a chicken wing
james river writer's conference
james river writers
poetry society of virginia
the long road
June 3, 2015
Real Spiel May Issue - READ ARCHIVE
Reader's Block - Fancy Beasts by Alex Lemon, Into the Dark & Emptying Field by Rachel McKibbens, In the Palm of Your Hand by Steve Kowit
Word Jogger - writing prompt using sound cloud technique
Writer's Block - Why you should join a wri...
April 21, 2015
2 minute recommends for Bonnie ZoBell "What Happened Here", Paula Hawkins "The Girl on the Train", and Katherine Heiny "Single, Carefree, Mellow"
Word Jogger link to interesting writing prompts that don't suck
5 short stories that will improve your own...
March 30, 2015
Holly Gilliatt's St. Louis Sisters series
What Alice Forgot review
Word Jogger - writing prompt
Rejection Notes from Editors - how to tell what they mean & what you should do about it
Kim Drew Wright News
Kat Moore's Poem in Souvenir Lit
READ THE ISSUE
February 16, 2015
Real Spiel Archive - Be Mine Damn't FEB Issue
Joyce Carol Oates' "Where You Going? Where You Been?"
1 minute recommends for M.T. Anderson's FEED and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Tips to obtain an editor and cover artist
January 19, 2015
Jan. 7, 2015 Archive
Adriana Green's Race Card Project
David Levithan's Every Day recommend
Cover Letters for Lit Journals - 7 tips
Judy Witt's "At the Edge" poem
word jogger prompt
Kim Drew Wright news
Chuck eats a candy cane
December 17, 2014
Dec. 17, 2014 Archive:
"American Holiday" short story
Word Jogger photo prompt by Jennifer Zwick
Publication tips for Journal submissions
Sixfold ranking results
My holiday card
"Ode to the Midwest" by Kevin Young
December 4, 2014
Dec. 3, 2014 Archive
Jason Wolverton's "Why Taking a Dump in a Kohl's Dressing Room is Never a Good Idea"
Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle
Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Word Jogger - prompt
Peggy Trojan's "Condolence"...
November 14, 2014
Nov. 13, 2014 - Archive
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "A Private Experience" and TedTalk
Ready. Set. Dialogue!
Anne Rankin-Kotchek's "Letter to the World from a Dying Woman"
October 28, 2014
Oct. 28, 2014 Archive:
Tobias Wolff's "Bullet in the Brain"
James River Writer's conference
Megan Collins' "After the Memorial"
Self-Publishing: An Insanely Long Checklist
October 24, 2017
11 Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Writing
July 17, 2017
Seven Tables: Poetry and Sustenance
December 12, 2016
Notes from the Dodge
November 30, 2016
Samhain Suggested Reading: A Review of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book
Tiny Books, Death, & German Ekphrastic - or - Poetry Society Of Virginia Conference
July 2, 2016
Three Quick Recommends for Summer Reading
July 1, 2016
An Interview with Jason Bates, founder of Punks Write Poems Press
June 30, 2016
The Top of Chicago, Guys Drinking Beer,
& a Pig's Face,
The IPPY Awards Ceremony in Chicago
June 29, 2016
The Strangeness of Men Wins a Silver IPPY Award!
April 14, 2016