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My Russian Inception

Back in Russia last semester, my boyfriend at the time was so excited to tell me that in the fall they were going to be performing Checkov’s classic play “The Cherry Orchard”. 104 more words


A Brief Meditation on Grieving and Facebook Walls

Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love. –Unknown… 474 more words

Random Writings


by Jane Downing

She balances on a knife-edge. Between tragedy and cliché.

He accuses her of vandalism as he picks chocolate from the fabric of his chair.

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5 Bits of Simple Advice for Fiction Writers from Very Famous Editors


After 20 years as an editor in New York City publishing houses, I heard a lot of things. I even read a book proposal from a woman whose life was transformed after she met Tom Cruise. 377 more words


This Week's Tweeted Writing Prompts (Nov. 16 - 22)

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. Follow us on twitter (@TSHighSociety) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday! 356 more words

Writing Utensils

"Birdman" and Chekhov's Gun

Birdman has gotten great reviews for its acting and its zippy direction.  Underneath the long tracking shots and the magic realism, though, it’s a pretty standard backstage drama, the kind that would not have seemed out of place in the 1930s.   279 more words


Natalie Portman: Mike Nichols saved me

Natalie Portman was one of many Hollywood elite to pay tribute to the late director Mike Nichols on Thursday. 165 more words