New Writers Ask: Can’t Craft Be Learned?
avatar

I’ve had a number of writers I’ve mentored or critiqued ask me some form of this question.  Sometimes it’s a plaintive wail expressing the writer’s earnest hope that they can overcome their ”issues.”  Sometimes it’s a defiant roar: “Craft? Bah! … Continue reading

Share

Print Release: Ink Dance: Essays on the Writing Life

Ink Dance: Essays on the Writing Life A cup of inspiration, a dash of understanding, a bouquet of wisdom for writers new and old. From the desk of writer and editor Deborah J. Ross comes a collection of warm, insightful … Continue reading

Share

Supporting a New Writer: Connecting

Effie Seiberg: Depending on what kind of writing you’re doing, and where you are geographically, there are a number of ways to find kindred spirits. Conventions: Whether conventions or conferences, I found these to be an invaluable resource for meeting … Continue reading

Share

Marion Zimmer Bradley on What Is A Short Story?

What is a Short Story? Marion Zimmer Bradley   When I speak of a short story, I am referring to the commercial or category short story, not the New Yorker or “literary” short story. I am dealing with the techniques … Continue reading

Share