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What Anatole Broyard's Secret Says About Diversity in Publishing

You may not have heard of Anatole Broyard--but when I first read his…


Added by Dee Connell on December 17, 2014 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

5 Practical Ways to Generate Creative Ideas

For many artists loosing creative ideas is their greatest fear. The scarier part is even professional artists experience this. It leads to frustration and eventually affects their lives. But artists should know that creative idea may come and go but it will never run out. If you do not have any good idea yet, to turn into a magnificent work of art, you can always take a break. Do something else and hope that your muse will finally come by to help your mind into thinking and…


Added by Lace Wanders on December 16, 2014 at 12:02am — No Comments

Monday Muse: #readwomen2014 (2)

Monday Muse posts selections she's read during this "Year of Reading Women":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on December 15, 2014 at 8:26am — No Comments

Joan Didion Documentary

A preliminary peek at the documentary about writer Joan Didion:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 19, 2014 at 8:28am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Margaret Atwood on Writing

Posted Monday Muse, a video in which Margaret Atwood talks about her creative process:

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 17, 2014 at 8:05am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Wesley McNair's 'Mapping the Heart':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 2, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is a video introduction to the inaugural digital editions of 'The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on November 1, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Today's quote comes from Drew Myron's poem "Break" in her collection "Thin Skin":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 26, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

Monday Muse: Invitation to 'The Mischief Cafe'

Posted Monday Muse.

Today, Monday Muse is up to playful misbehavior and you're all invited.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 20, 2014 at 7:26am — No Comments

Experience Required: Be All the People You Can Be

(Originally posted on, an excellent literary site featuring authors who first published over the age of 40. As they say, "Late" according to whom? )

In my grandparents’ dining room in a suburb of Boston, there was a shelf devoted…


Added by Anjali Mitter Duva on October 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Saturday Short

Posted Saturday Short, a video pilot on the Arion Press's celebration of its 100th book.

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on October 11, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Interview with Poet John Guzlowski (Part 1)

Posted Part 1 of a three-part interview with poet John Guzlowski. Today: Living the Stories: During and After the War. ;

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 30, 2014 at 6:42am — No Comments

All Art Friday

Posted new edition of All Art Friday.

Spotlights are on open studio tours around the U.S., Roman Vishniac archive,'Modern Iranian Art', Lynne Cunningham's 'Nature in the Abstract', and the trailer for 'Through a Lens Darkly'.

The roundup highlights exhibitions at MoMA (Toulouse-Lautrec), University of Arizona Poetry Center (Karen Green), Wexner Center for the Arts (modern masters), Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (post-9/11 artworks), and Harvard Art…


Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 26, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

How Online Bookstores in India are Gaining Popularity Among Book Lovers

They say books are your best friends, and if you ask all the book lovers they would agree with this statement. If someone is sad, happy, excited or angry they read books and flies in the different world with that story. Book lovers need no occasion to read books.…


Added by Vanessa Clemens on September 23, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Bible Bands: Rubber Band Jewelry’ by Katreina Eden

Bible Bands is a fun, educational how-to book for children who love making jewelry. Not only does it teaches how to make lovely designs, but it also strengthens children’s faith by combining hands-on creativity with Bible verses and stories.

Rubber band jewelry seems to be the hottest new craze, so Eden’s book comes at the right time. Though at first glance, when…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 19, 2014 at 5:01am — No Comments

Thought for the Day

Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Pablo Neruda's "Sonnet XCIV" in "100 Love Sonnets":

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 14, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

How's the Book Going?

On a walk with friends this morning I got asked the question I dread the most.

"So, how's the book going?"


I haven't looked at my novel since the start of the summer holidays. That's more than six…


Added by Morgan Prince on September 9, 2014 at 5:36am — No Comments

Dialogue with Annie Dillard on "The Writing Life"

I read Annie Dillard’s book “The Writing Life” years ago and reread it recently.

It was a huge inspiration to me then as now, full of practical advice about the craft of writing—its how and why and what–as well the thrill of writing, and the mystery that lies at its heart.

Below, you will find a “dialogue,” if you will, between Dillard and me on the practice and art of writing. Mind you, it will be a dialogue between master and novice. While I’ve been writing all my life, I…


Added by Deborah J. Brasket on August 19, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments


Let me first start out by saying that fear will cripple you. It will cause you to lose out on opportunities that are right in front of your face. Fear will cause self-doubt in whatever you’re setting out to do. It will speak to you loudly, saying things like: “You’ll fail. You’re not good enough. What a silly idea, it won’t go anywhere. You’re wasting your time, it’ll never work,” etc.

Fear will cause you to miss out on your purpose in life. And if you’re not careful, fear will steal…


Added by Stephanie Lahart on July 22, 2014 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Saturday Short

Today's short is the trailer for a documentary about 'The Phantom Tollbooth':

Added by Maureen E. Doallas on July 19, 2014 at 7:12am — No Comments

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