Posts Tagged ‘Writing Prompt’

Photographic Writing Prompts

Photographic Writing Prompts

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by Debbie Vance “Photographs, which cannot themselves explain anything, are inexhaustible invitations to deduction, speculation, and fantasy.” “To collect photographs is to collect the world. Movies and television programs light up walls, flicker, and go out; but with still photographs the image is also an object, light-weight, cheap to produce, easy to carry about, accumulate, […]

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Contest, Craft-Talk, Cormorant

Contest, Craft-Talk, Cormorant

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by Debbie Vance The deadline for Kenyon Review‘s 2014 short fiction contest is fast approaching! Only four days to polish up those short short stories and send them out into the world. (March 1 is the deadline.) Kenyon Review has published the top three winners from the 2013 contest online, and I just finished reading […]

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Writing Warm-Ups

Writing Warm-Ups

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by Debbie Vance Runners jog before sprinting, yogis do downward dogs before inversions, lovers have foreplay before sex…why is it that writers believe they are the sole subset of humanity that can accomplish their main objectives without any warm-up exercises? In her craft book, Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life,┬áNatalie Goldberg says this: Knowing the […]

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Writing as a Gift: Fable Writing

Writing as a Gift: Fable Writing

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by Debbie Vance The holiday season is upon us, which means so is the biggest gift-exchange of the year. This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about writing as a gift–poems, short stories, that kind letter you’ve been meaning to write to your mother but haven’t yet–and then I found a beautiful children’s notebook at […]

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