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The Turkish Twist
We Write Here • Kitchen Table Literary Arts supports Black women and women of color writers in Tampa Bay and beyond. They helped me find confidence in my craft and put my words out into the world.
Cape Cod Writers Center Conference Celebrates its 60th Anniversary
Mic Up • IF STARTING A PODCAST TO promote your writing is on your author-platform radar, the most essential piece of equipment is a good microphone. Here are five excellent, easy-to-use mics that won’t overly zap your credit card.
Meet the Writer
POETRY & PATIENCE • Walt Whitman worked on ‘Leaves of Grass’ for four decades. Do poets have a unique relationship with patience, perhaps?
Ghost Writing • A selection of Amy Shearn’s favorite works of ghost fiction, with descriptions from the publishers.
Writing in the TWILIGHT ZONE • Curio Fiction: What it is and how to write it.
GRAMMAR BOOTCAMP • Making your words read the way you want them to can be a trick. Here’s how to deal with some of the stickier situations.
The Fine Print • How to successfully navigate the world of small publishing presses.
WRITER AT WORK • How can authors be smart about their money?
Yoga for Writers • Hunched over your computer (or typewriter or notebook) for hours at a time presents a threat to your physical, mental, and emotional health. Building some yoga into your daily writing routine may not only protect your well-being but give you the energy to write longer and better.
THE MONTH AHEAD
Endnote • How to Write a Letter