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mylene-dressler's picture
Apr.04.2010
It's Spring, my friends.  To help yourself really see it and note it and to develop your eye for color, detail and reverberation, try this exercise:  Over the next few days, take the time to linger over and observe (or even interact with) scenes that catch your attention.  Make notes on as many of...
yolanda-jackson's picture
Mar.28.2010
http://www.publishamerica.net/product88842.html Chapter 1 THE SPOILED PRINCE In the land of Mayfair, lived a king by the name of Alfred and his wife, Queen Jasline. King Alfred and Queen Jasline had two children, the oldest Prince Harry and his younger sister, Princess Cilla. Prince Harry was a...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Mar.24.2010
I read Tim O'Brien's amazing short story, "The Things They Carried" in the first writing class I took. I've read it many times since, but I wouldn't need to have reread it even once to remember its incantatory beauty and emotional weight. I had the great fortune to study with Tim at the...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.05.2010
 I'll note that Kafka, regarding his book which was about to be printed, requested that no depiction of the insect be shown on the cover. Instead, there was a partially opened door with a horrified human backing away.     The Birds and the Bees: Our Favorite Animal Point-of-View Fiction...
jennifer-redmond's picture
Jan.20.2010
I've always loved short fiction, but as I'm fresh from editing the prose submissions for a wonderful new anthology for San Diego Writers, Ink, "A Year in Ink, volume 3" I'm even more than usually hyped about short stories...I have so many favorites, by writers old and new, but one that...
caleb-j-ross's picture
Jan.19.2010
  I've been a fan of Tim Hall's since first coming on board with Outsider Writer's Collective over a year ago. His articles were always great (his Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey as part of his Naked Opinion column is especially good), the email and forum exchanges I had with him consistently...
ifa-bumi's picture
Jan.07.2010
  My mind is distilled by the raising of paramount perceptions. I will not close this book. To have one’s excellence debased is merely living life watered down. I refuse. Now, I am bloating a sign of an avowed balance. I am compelled to deliberate the crossroads of harmony to resurrect a not...
sunny-singh's picture
Dec.16.2009
As a child, I lived in Varanasi – that ancient city in India that seems older than all of human memory. Those were special days – idyllic summers spent in the shade of the guava tree in my grandmother’s house; the cold winters spent basking in the sun with a book in the backyard. All the while, the...
caleb-j-ross's picture
Nov.20.2009
If any of you caught The Colbert Report last night, you definitely did not see an interview with me about my chapbook, Charactered Pieces: stories. I had been sweating the non-interview for weeks, well-aware of how Stephen Colbert treats his guests (victims?). Claiming fairness and balance, his...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Nov.08.2009
About Freedom of Press: The Sitting Duck   In a healthy society, it is important that journalists are free to do their reporting without facing violence, torture and even death. It’s part of our universal rights to have an independent press. I was watching Christiane Amanpour documentary “Scream...