A free gathering of writers of any genre. 

“Mother and Son” by Penelope Cottrell

  Skin to skin, heart to heart. Big Heart slows, Little Heart thunders, frantic.   Voices, crying, laughter – a cacophony around Little Heart, fresh in a brand-new world.   Little Heart knows Big Heart, his old world’s rhythm, the only familiar sound among the others.   Tiny ear against chest, cloudy eyes struggle to […]

Book Launch: Brilliant Charming Bastard

Congratulations to Stella Fosse (aka Jody Savage) on the publication of her latest book!    Chapel Hill, North Carolina September 30, 2021   Baubo Books Announces Publication of Brilliant Charming Bastard by Stella Fosse Getting Rich is the Best Revenge   Publication Date:  29th October 2021 Paperback ISBN: 978-1-950227-06-8 Cover Price: $12.99 eBook ISBN: 978-195-0227-07-5 […]

Ekphratic Writing Exercises 

To begin, select a photograph or a photo of a piece of art, which could be of a painting, sculpture, carving, etc that resonates with you in some way.   Part One Freewriting: 2 minutes. Write a description—visual-only—of what you see in the photograph. Remember to avoid abstract nouns and adjectives; use concrete, specific details. […]

Genre: Poetry

Everyone has their own idea about what poetry is—depending on what they’ve been exposed to. And I’m quite happy to leave the subject at that.   “Although poetry is a form of self-expression that knows no bounds, it can be safely divided into three main genres: lyric poetry, narrative poetry and dramatic poetry.”     […]

Genre: Fiction

If creative nonfiction is true stories told well, then perhaps we can define fiction as imaginary stories told well.   Kinds of Fiction Literary fiction Work in which the skillful use of language is paramount, regardless of subject or theme.   Genre fiction Work in which the subject or theme is paramount.   The two […]

Genre: Nonfiction

Nonfiction is prose writing that relates actual events, people, and information. Creative Nonfiction defines nonfiction as “True stories well told.”   Kinds of Nonfiction   Narrative Writing Tells a true story about a person, event, and/or place. Narratives are generally written in first-person point of view and contain factual information.   Expository Writing Explains or […]