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memoir notebook onions

Blog, Creative Non-Fiction, Memoir Notebook, writer's group resources

Memoir Notebook: Elements of Style

6 Comments 08 May 2013

Memoir Notebook is a monthly column dedicated to longer creative non-fiction works. Today, Wm. Anthony Connolly is cutting onions. Or is he?

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poemcrazy push-up

Blog, book club, poemcrazy, poetry, writer's group resources

National Poetry Month: poemcrazy: Hi There Stars

23 Comments 17 April 2013

Sometimes poetry is just begging not to be understood. In this week's 'poemcrazy' book club installment, we're invited to 'not think, not understand.'

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six word memoir

Blog, Poets and Writers Toolkit, writer's group resources

Poets and Writers Toolkit: Six-Word Memoirs

50 Comments 10 April 2013

Charity Singleton Craig hosts a segment of our Poets and Writers Toolkit featuring Six-Word Memoirs to spark creativity.

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National Poetry Month: poemcrazy: Listening to Ourselves

31 Comments 10 April 2013

We're reading 'poemcrazy: freeing your life with words' together at Tweetspeak for National Poetry Month. This week, we talk about listening to ourselves.

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why haiku

Blog, Haiku, poetry

Why Haiku: Not Just 5-7-5

10 Comments 17 December 2012

The best known haiku attribute -- the 17-syllable count and 5-7-5 rhythm -- turns out to be its least valid attribute. Christopher Patchel explores Why Haiku.

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fiction kathleen overby

Blog, book club, Fiction, The Novelist, writer's group resources

The Novelist: What’s the Big Idea in Fiction?

30 Comments 28 November 2012

How long must you lie on the floor staring at the ceiling before you're ready to write that story? We're discussing The Novelist by L.L. Barkat in our new Tweetspeak Book Club. Come on in and join us.

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Literary Citizen, Hug a Writer!

16 Comments 12 October 2012

As I sip a dark red vanilla rooibos in a Seattle teahouse and type these words, I am feeling rather smug. Today is Hug an Author Day. Already, I have hugged fourteen dead writers (via Facebook, of course. I didn’t exhume them or anything. That’s just creepy). I have also hugged five living writers, among […]

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Blog, book club, Ordinary Genius, poetry teaching resources, writer's group resources

Ordinary Genius: Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

22 Comments 10 October 2012

By this time, I’m ready to ask the chicken question. I’ve been scratching around for an angle, and even as I type this, I don’t have one. But Kim Addonizio tells me I don’t have to know where I’m going when I start writing, and even goes so far as to say it might be […]

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Ordinary Genius: Entering Poetry (part 2)

16 Comments 03 October 2012

My entry into poetry did not happen in a night. Oh, sure. It may look that way. One day I was calling poetry “cryptic nonsense” and practically the next, posting a lengthy poem on Facebook about lumberjacks, kitchen knives, Twinkies, and the persuasive powers of semi-colon eyelashes. Now, she’ll never take the credit for it—no, […]

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Blog, poetry, Poetry Classroom, poetry teaching resources, writer's group resources

Poetry Classroom: Hard Road by Li Bai

31 Comments 24 September 2012

This week we kick off the Poetry Classroom, a new feature in which a college professor and his or her students host a conversation about a poem—and the public is invited to join in! Our first professor, Brett Foster, teaches at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. His first poetry book, The Garbage Eater, was published […]

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Blog, book club, Ordinary Genius, poetry teaching resources, writer's group resources

Ordinary Genius: Book Club Announcement

16 Comments 05 September 2012

You could say I’m playing around with writing a sonnet today, as long as your definition of “playing around” is broad enough to include tapping aimlessly on my desk to The Guess Who’s Bus Rider.  Our Canadian columnist Matthew Kreider loaned me one of his famous Ticonderoga pencils this weekend. It keeps a terrific desktop 70s beat, […]

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Blog, book club, poetry humor, poetry teaching resources, The Anthologist, writer's group resources, writing prompts

The Anthologist: Motion

13 Comments 01 August 2012

I found Paul Chowder at the Tip O’Neill building. He was in the passport office cajoling the bureaucrats into renewing his travel documents just days before his departure to Switzerland for some big international poetry doings because he didn’t realize he’d expired. I was there for my once-a-decade passport renewal even though I had no […]

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Blog, book club, Every Day Poems, love poems, poetry humor, poetry teaching resources, The Anthologist, writer's group resources, writing prompts

The Anthologist: Pluck the Day

17 Comments 25 July 2012

I scheduled a date with Paul Chowder on Friday. We were supposed to hang out and talk about Sara Teasdale. He’d been going on about how some poets spend too much time thinking about death, like going to a movie and just waiting for the credits, which my dad taught me are very interesting if you […]

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Blog, book club, poetry humor, poetry teaching resources, The Anthologist, writer's group resources, writing prompts

The Anthologist: Conversation in a Laundromat

42 Comments 18 July 2012

I moved upstairs to the kitchen to work. I don’t like the kitchen much. It reminds me of all the times I have to cook, and cooking is not something I enjoy. Sometimes when I cook, there’s a fire, and I’m not sure the fire extinguisher was recharged after the last one. It wasn’t my […]

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Blog, book club, The Artist's Way, writer's group resources, writing prompts

The Artist’s Way: Conclusion

17 Comments 27 June 2012

The Artist's Way: If growth "is a spiral process, doubling back on itself," we don't need to eat a whole carp in a day.

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Pillow Fight

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The Artist’s Way: Process

18 Comments 20 June 2012

Says Cameron in The Artist's Way, "creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment, we are timeless."

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The Artist's Way Risk

book club, The Artist's Way, writer's group resources

The Artist’s Way: Risk

30 Comments 13 June 2012

When my parents brought me to the emergency room for the second time in as many weeks, they worried that, even in the 1960s, my sudden susceptibility to injury might raise suspicions of mistreatment. I already wore Raggedy Ann-like black stitches on my face after a mishap involving a swivel chair, coffee table and locked […]

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Doodle Pages Notebook tweetspeakpoetry.com

book club, The Artist's Way, writer's group resources, writing prompts

The Artist’s Way: Morning Pages

29 Comments 06 June 2012

At the root of a successful recovery is the commitment to puncture our denial, to stop saying, "It's okay" when in fact it's something else. The morning pages press us to answer what else.

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Pelican Artist's Way

book club, poetry, The Artist's Way, writer's group resources

The Artist’s Way: Currents

32 Comments 30 May 2012

She requires a choice with every chapter. Will I sit with the pelicans and snag the easy fish, or let the current take me clear to the ocean?

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Rumors of Water: A Small Audience

34 Comments 25 April 2012

The key to getting published is to keep working with small audiences, while gradually making forays into slightly larger arenas.

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