Plenty of writers and readers probably already know what the magical realism genre is. But plenty of you also probably do not. Since I borrow from it stylistically and almost all of the time, I'll take the time to explain.
All writers start as readers. And a lot of us started in the same place. Let's take a trip to my childhood, and possibly to yours.
It's that time of month again, kids. What are your most interesting (or most suspect) searches for the sake of writing? Here are some of mine.
Most people have a few (too many) drinks and rag about sportsball to relax. But the cool kids write poetry. With friends.
August 12, if you didn't catch it, was International Youth Day. Seeing as Internet was quite absent where I stayed, I missed my opportunity to make a post about it. But it's never too late to take time and appreciate young writers!
For those who write poetry, you may already be familiar with the art of the tritina. The tritina is my favorite kind of structured poem, and an intriguing challenge even if you don't prefer structured verse. But if you aren't familiar, here's how to build one.
Writing is a business fraught with the potential danger of the FBI busting down your door. You'd be amazed how much obscure garbage the creative process can't do without. Here are some of the (un)usual suspects, straight out of my search history: