August 2013

BOOKMARK THIS: Writing the Personal Essay

Today we bookmark Adair Lara's Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay


Today on the Writers' Reel, Nathan Englander explains that the age-old writing advice "write what you know" isn't about events, it's about universal emotions like love, loss, and longing.

Bookmark This: Ramona Ausubel Interview

Check out Ramona Ausubel discussing No One Is Here Except All of Us, the winner of the 2013 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction over at Interview Magazine. Topics covered range from writing in the digital age to the influence of her grandmother and history on her fiction.

The article reads:


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Writers' Reel: 4 Bookish Kickstarters Worth Backing

Have you checked out any crowdfunded literary projects? Book Riot compiled this list of bookish Kickstarters worth checking out. This list included Books: A Documentary, Crooked  from Broken Eye Books, Publishing Genius 2.0, and literary short films from Red 14 Films, a company that makes cinematic book trailers.

BOOKMARK THIS: Henri Poincaré on How Creativity Works

This article from Brain Pickings gives us an insight on French Polymath Henri Poincaré's observations on the powerful role of unconscious incubation in the creative process. The article reads: 

Writers' Reel: How To Not Write About Women, A Guide For Men


"Imagine you are the object of your own poem."

Today on The Mark Blog is a PSA brought to you by Jade Sylvan on how to not write about women, a guide for men.