Wednz Scene: Writer’s Digest 87th Annual Writing Competition

January 24 / 18 Last post for today. Just discovered this competition this morning. Writer’s Digest is having their annual writing competition. Plain and simple information to pass along to those who are interested in entering. Read on… Credit source: Writer’s Digest   WRITER’S DIGEST  87TH ANNUAL  WRITING COMPETITION BELIEVE IN YOUR WORK & BEGIN YOUR NEXT CHAPTER Don’t miss the competition that could transform … Continue reading Wednz Scene: Writer’s Digest 87th Annual Writing Competition

Wkend Scene: 2017 Southampton Writers Conference & A Writing Contest

March 4 / 17 Good Morning creative peeps! Two things in the literature department to share with you. The first is the Southampton Writers Conference…..   SOUTHAMPTON WRITERS CONFERENCE  July 12 – 13, 2017 Melissa Bank / Billy Collins / Natalie Diaz / Roxane Gay / Adam Gopnik Ursula Hegi / Matthew Klam / Patricia Marx / Patricia McCormick Sharon Olds / Roxana Robinson / … Continue reading Wkend Scene: 2017 Southampton Writers Conference & A Writing Contest

More Wednesday Scene: Writing 101

November 16 / 16 Hey again….Did you notice that there is a Writing/Literary Tutorial at the top of the blog page? I did promised it and I delivered. Now I’m adding more to the page. Found this at the Writing Center at Columbus State University, where I work my day job. This is from The St. Martin’s Handbook, Sixth Edition by Andrea A. Lunsford.  It’s … Continue reading More Wednesday Scene: Writing 101

Shadowbox Adding Writing Tutorials

November 12 / 16 Hey! I’ve said I wanted to add new things to the blog and here at Shadowbox, we’re adding writing tutorials. For those who are looking to a literary career, this is just for you. Like artists, it’s always important to keep your writing skills sharpened. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or master of literature. It’s always important to keep … Continue reading Shadowbox Adding Writing Tutorials

More Scene Wednesday: A Summer Writing Conference……

March 30 / 16 Hey there again! Got something for those who love to write or thinking about writing. The University of Rhode Island is having a summer writing conference. Here are the details…. (cred: University of Rhode Island) THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND / OCEAN STATE SUMMER WRITING CONFERENCE JUNE 23 – 25, 2016 FEATURED SPEAKERS MARGO JEFFERSON / Pulitzer Prize Winning Cultural Critic … Continue reading More Scene Wednesday: A Summer Writing Conference……

The Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Award Series Guidelines

12.5.15 Hello, the first weekend of December is here.   2016 AWP AWARD SERIES GUIDELINES Accepting online submission January 1 – February 28, 2016 (from The Writer’s Chronicle) AWP’s Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and it is open to published and … Continue reading The Scene Weekend: 2016 AWP Award Series Guidelines

Creative Close-Up: Finding Your Creative Niche

September 28, 2015 Niche:  A position or activity that particularly suits somebody’s talents and personality or that somebody can make his or her own. Whenever you create something, doesn’t matter if its painting, photography, or music, you want to put your own stamp on it…in other words you want to put your very own creative niche into the work. It’s all about finding your creative … Continue reading Creative Close-Up: Finding Your Creative Niche

Write Stuff: Water Stone Review…..

June 10, 2015 Hello….again. I said to check back and I hope that you did. Welcome to Write Stuff. This newsletter deals with literature, writing, poetry, etc. The title just came to me, so please bear with me on this. Anyone interested in a summer writing workshop? Read on…. WATER STONE REVIEW SUMMER WRITING WORK SHOP   This year’s featured faculty: Poetry with Chris Abani … Continue reading Write Stuff: Water Stone Review…..