Writing Communities

This post will share a few of my ideas for getting the most out of writing communities and suggest some activities which may be useful in this sort of writing setting. If you are part of a creative writing society or club, it is always fun to try producing something collaboratively. A fun warm-up exercise… Continue reading Writing Communities

Winter 2021 – Fiction

Dear Mme Lucinda ‘Once you let me know that it is five hundred francs for all the girls I will send them to you. I am willing to pay seven hundred francs if you will take all four of them. They are good girls, very studious and quiet. Please write me back soon. Mme. Lucinda,… Continue reading Winter 2021 – Fiction

Winter 2021 – Art

Birth in a Pandemic As you can see above, Alicia’s artwork is incredibly captivating. As an editor, I was immensely intrigued by the story behind the work. Since publication, I have discussed the origins of the painting with Alicia who was pregnant during the pandemic. Unable to go out except for doctor appointments, this was… Continue reading Winter 2021 – Art

Winter 2021 – Nonfiction

Where Hell Seems a Heav’n: Tracing Milton through NBC’s The Good Place ‘I would argue that NBC’s The Good Place is deeply rooted in the writings of John Milton, the internationally-renown 17th-century poet, polemic, civil servant, and intellectual. A number of prominent lines, character concepts, and fundamental themes from Milton’s lapsarian epic Paradise Lost underlie… Continue reading Winter 2021 – Nonfiction

Winter 2021 – Poetry

Atlas A clock is watched in expectation but stars are watchedto see what’s been; not till, past. In the pauses betweensleep cycles they, in their dogged runs, lull us into assuming thattoday’s experience is tomorrow’s promise.  Which is what I’m doing now, watching remembered morningturn the redbud suckers thin and bright as crazes in glass, anticipating… Continue reading Winter 2021 – Poetry