5/26 – From Poets & Writers The Time is Now series: Write a short story that launches with the opening of floodgates—something that has been restrained or kept in containment which now bursts free. What confluence of forces had to combine to create the circumstances that would allow this to happen? Focus on the impact […]
We’re excited to launch this new blog on our site as a forum to share our writers’ work, introduce our instructors, and share our thoughts on the writing process. This week, I’m thinking about Toni Morrison again since watching the moving documentary about her life as a writer, “The Pieces I Am.” Have you watched it yet? As usual, Toni’s words and novel excerpts caused both inspiration and envy. As the writer Crystal Wilkinson wrote, “Toni Morrison makes me want to both write forever and never write again. And it’s always been this way.” Read more...
Hi, I am Elizabeth Kalfayan a rising Senior at Sacred Heart University. I am currently majoring in English with a minor in Journalism. I am also involved with the English club, as well as the school newspaper on campus. A fun fact is that I am also involved in the band program at Sacred Heart […]
5/18 – From Julie Checkoway’s Creating Fiction: 1.) Make an exhaustive list of historical events or figures who have long intrigued you. 2.) Choose five and write for five minutes on each of them, exploring the metaphorical possibilities in a work of fiction or nonfiction 3.) Do some research and then write a short story […]
5/12 – From Poets & Writers The Time Is Now: Write a personal essay that examines a moment or particular object that you found beautiful during a difficult time in your life. What was this beauty in despite of? Describe the physical and emotional environment that surrounded this object or incident. How did this beauty […]
5/4 – Inspired by Natalie Goldberg’s WRITING DOWN THE BONES: Find something to study “in front of your nose”. Find something on your street, your property, your block, or your town and write about it as specifically as possible. What’s the name of that tree you love (Japanese Maple? Oak?) That flower (Peonie, Bleeding Heart)? […]