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Thursday

What Writers Can Learn From Euripides’s Bacchae

As a writer, I’m drawn to clas­sic tragedy texts that com­pact con­flict and suspense–while also deal­ing with seri­ous or exis­ten­tial sub­ject matter–in plays approx­i­mate­ly 60 pages in length. How did the great clas­si­cal writ­ers, such as Euripi­des, do it?

Tuesday

Flash Interview: Laura Mullen

I began explor­ing the fig­ure of the Bride almost acci­den­tal­ly, or so it seemed at the time (2008), when I found a cheap wed­ding dress to wear to a colleague’s Hal­loween gath­er­ing.

Monday

Tasha’s Tips for The Aspiring Writer: Read Your Work Aloud

One of the first things you learn in a poet­ry work­shop is the impor­tance of read­ing your work aloud–not at an open mic night and not in front of others–but by your­self in the pri­va­cy of your dorm, apart­ment, or home. 

Friday

Flash Review: Fondation’s UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Lar­ry Fondation’s flash col­lec­tion Unin­tend­ed Con­se­quences fea­tures grim and intrigu­ing tales that keep read­ers hooked by pro­vid­ing a grip­ping and star­tling, some­times con­fus­ing,
glimpse into the dark­er side of humans.

Tuesday

Agitating Stillness” With Laura Mullen’s “Bride of the Bayou”

As a read­er, I enjoy being chal­lenged by a piece of writ­ing. Mullen’s piece is cer­tain­ly chal­leng­ing: it chal­lenges the read­er to think and reflect, not only on the lit­er­al and metaphor­i­cal sub­ject mat­ter of the piece — the bride and the wet­lands — but also on craft. Here are some craft ele­ments that stuck out to me as I read the piece.

Monday

Tasha’s Tips for The Aspiring Writer: Work to Find Balance

I firm­ly believe that in order not to burn out, lose your mind, and run out of steam alto­geth­er, you need to make time for oth­er peo­ple, for exer­cise, read­ing, and relax­ing

Friday

Review: David Shumate’s HIGH WATER MARK

lthough it is a col­lec­tion of prose poems, David Shumate’s High Water Mark is an excep­tion­al resource for flash fic­tion and prose poem writ­ers alike.