Burying The Last Book

It's November, National Novel Writing Month, and my new project feels like a burial for the last one. My previous novel, my baby, is not quite dead. I still have full requests from agents and a revise and resubmit I've been taking my time on. Nevertheless, I am a leftist with an odd style querying... Continue Reading →

5 Ways to End a Project

I always think that the end of a project will be the best part. As I write, plan, film, or perform, I think about what finishing the project will feel like. I fantasize about happy tears, sighs of relief, and hours of free time resurfacing. I'll have more time to read when this is over.... Continue Reading →

Writing prompt

The crew of the Apollo 56 mission returns home after a lengthy exploration trip in the rings of Saturn.   Arguing extreme fatigue at the time, the crew skipped their much anticipated press conference and declined every subsequent interview. One year later, a collective book is published: Statics, A tale of horror and ingenuity. The... Continue Reading →


By Smita Rewari I don’t know what I’m doing. While this state of mind may pervade my existence every so often these days I feel like maybe, it’s actually a good thing I feel this way. I recently returned back to my chosen career path after a fairly extended maternity leave that encompassed the care... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt- Night of the living bras

Interior designers Lucius and Marcus have been tasked with renovating an old sorority home rumored to be haunted. They are practical men and do not heed the neighbors' warning about "strange sabbaths" in the night. While they are debating whether mulberry or lilac is a more thematically appropriate fragrance for the bathroom incense, a rustle... Continue Reading →

That Would Be Telling

The first piece of advice I heard about querying is not to query too early. It turned out to be kind of horseshit. Every first time novelist – everyone –   queries too early. The query letter is the very first time an untrained writer considers her writing as something for the world. It will be... Continue Reading →

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