For this month’s “Stairs and Ascensions” theme, enjoy this patron-only excerpt from L.L. Barkat’s beloved Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing.
Poetry Prompt: The Alphabet—Letter Poems
Let’s take a look at the alphabet and see what creatures crawl and spring from letters we know so well. Then, it’s time to write letter poems!
Top 10 Reasons to Re-Read ‘Rumors of Water’
What’s your favorite writing book? LW Lindquist says it’s time to re-read Rumors of Water and has 10 great quotes to tell you why.
Rumors of Water: Time
What really happened on the golf course that fateful day? The things we cannot write about today, we will surely find we can write about tomorrow.
Rumors of Water: A Small Audience
The key to getting published is to keep working with small audiences, while gradually making forays into slightly larger arenas.
Rumors of Water: Play
With Spring coming into full bloom, I’m still doing all the same serious things I did all winter long. But I get up a little earlier and I read a poem (or two) every day.
Rumors of Water: Voice
Perhaps cultivating a writer’s voice can be more about nourishing those things that give life to it: passions and a sense of place.
Rumors of Water: The Ingredients at Hand
Of all the gifts Rumors of Water will give a writer, an excuse is not one.
Rumors of Water Book Club
Join our thoughtful and amusing senior editor, for this book club on Rumors of Water.