Join Tracy Crow for an informative, fun discussion about the craft of writing. Please let Tracy know if there is an aspect of craft you would like to discuss.
Writers’ Morning Out will begin accepting submissions for the twelfth annual Ultra-Flash Fiction contest on August 1. The contest will have two divisions: one-syllable and multi-syllable. Al Manning, the founder of WMO, conceived the one-syllable UFF Contest to encourage writers to proofread. The contest rules also encourage writers to read and follow guidelines when […]
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) began in 1999 as a way to encourage twenty-one would-be novel writers to complete a manuscript in a month’s time. Fifty thousand words was set as the goal because Chris Baty, the founder, determined that was the length of the shortest novel on his bookshelf—Huxley’s Brave New Word. NaNoAriMO quickly […]
Ekphrasis: One artist looking at the art of another and finding inspiration through reflection. When looking at art, we can record what we see in the work either literally or metaphorically. We can record how the art makes us think or feel about the world or about ourselves. We can record information about the […]
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. […]