Great Advice for Writers of Short Stories

Beautiful Words, Craft

By Rebecca Dempsey After more than a decade of writing short stories, here is what I have learned.  Write.  Read short stories. Read across genres, authors, places and times. I recommend Jorge Luis Borges, Arthur Conan Doyle, Carmel Bird, Ambrose Bierce, Etgar Keret, Tim Winton, DH Lawrence and Flannery O’Connor etc. The shorter the work […]

June 22, 2017

10 Ways To Make Your Words More Beautiful

Beautiful Words, Uncategorized

April is National Poetry Month. Today I celebrate beautiful words. Regardless of tastes, preferences or trends, I believe the beautiful calls to us. There is something inside of us that longs for symmetry, for rhythm, for thoughtful curves. Often we can appreciate delicate images that spurn our emotions, that bring out in us the good and […]

April 3, 2017

Technology and the Right to Create Art

Beautiful Words

by Olivia Folmar Ard As much as I wish otherwise, writing isn’t a full-time job for me. Forty hours a week, I’m an administrative assistant at a public liberal arts university. During my time in this department, which houses communication studies, journalism, public relations, and mass communication, I’ve been privileged to witness students of these […]

March 9, 2017