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How NOT to Keep your Audience Reading

Your whole goal when writing, be you a poet or a short story scrivener or a novelist, is to keep your audience’s attention to the very last word. 739 more words


July 29, 2015 --- #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

Yesterday, if you were on the internet, you may have noticed a hashtag circulating around twitter: the enormous and long-winded #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter. Who came up with that hashtag, by the way? 2,927 more words


Are Creative Writing degrees really worth it for aspiring genre writers?

Originally posted Jan 26th, 2015 7:18:40pm @ nicolecrucial.tumblr.com.

Today I made a phone call to what used to be my dream school. (Note: the phone call did not deprecate the school from “dream” status; it’s just that another strong contender came out of nowhere recently.) Said school is lovely: gorgeous campus with a delicious climate, awesome arts scene, only a handful of miles from the beach, only two hours or so from home (which is close enough, but also far enough, for comfort). 1,157 more words


#TBT Tunes - Mermaid Songs

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. 17 more words


isolation in the pursuit of any kind of art

It’s always about this time in the process that I start to will myself to be several months and drafts away from the current work. 385 more words

The Magician

The colours of love like the beads of sweat that trickle down your thighs. The scent of war in my greasy hands, and the taste of wet memories as headlights illuminate worn out figures with nowhere to go. 459 more words


Waking Up to Rejection

As any writer knows, there’s nothing quite like starting your day with a nice dose of rejection. Not that we don’t appreciate all the hard working editors toiling into the wee hours of the morning to send that email at 2am so that it’s there to greet us at 6am. 337 more words

On Writing