Tag Archives: creative writing

The Ways I Use Poetry

When I was in grade school, I used poetry for entertainment. My grade school had regular book fairs, and one of the first books I bought on my own was The Random House Book of Poetry for Children because, in … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: MFA Programs: Are They Worth It?

So you want to be a writer. You have graduated from high school and college with a few creative writing workshops under your belt and produced a few short pieces you’re proud of. You think, if I could just find … Continue reading

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Story Shots: Gloom

The shorts below were written by some of our contributors for the month of June, which, as we know, is typically a month associated with gloom. But rather than focus on April showers and May flowers—the weather and nature that … Continue reading

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5 Creative Nonfiction Writing Tips

We here at The Poetics Project regularly partake in the Creative Nonfiction genre with our monthly Story Shots posts. I have a lot of fun with the genre, but I know that many people struggle with creative nonfiction. Specifically, how … Continue reading

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AWP 2014: Writing Unsympathetic Characters

Last week, I attended AWP in Seattle with other students in my program and fellow contributor, Tiffany Shelton. For those of you who haven’t heard of AWP, it’s a conference and bookfair held in a different city each year and … Continue reading

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Submissions Roundup: May

The Acrostic Poetry Contest Here’s an example of an acrostic poem: Elizabeth it is in vain you say “Love not” – thou sayest it in so sweet a way: In vain those words from thee or L.E.L. Zantippe’s talents had … Continue reading

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Writing Goals: Poetry Addition

April was National Poetry Month. So, of course, on my Facebook page, I posted a poem or two a day. And, inspired by all the poetry I was posting, I tried to write more poems than I usually do. Now … Continue reading

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Wasting Time & Not Giving a Damn: The Art of Being A Young Writer

Maybe we have to waste time to be writers. A year ago, in the car on the way back from Seattle, I had the talk with a few friends. The I-can’t-finish-anything and I’m-not-sure-where-it’s-going talk that all writers seem to have … Continue reading

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Should Writers Get Paid? A Conversation.

In a recent post, I asked whether or not paying to submit to writing contests is worth it for a writer. Money and writing often spark conversations about worth. The kind of value we as readers give the written word … Continue reading

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Submissions Roundup: April

Carve Magazine’s 2015 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest Carve Magazine’s fiction contest is one of the most renowned in the world and first up on this month’s edition of “Submissions Roundup.” Writers all over the world compete for their work … Continue reading

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