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Dog Days of Summer: Writing With Pets

by Ron Hayes It’s late. The house is dark and still. Down the hall from my office, where I sit with only a dim lamp and the harsh glow of my MacBook for light, my wife and son are shut behind their respective bedroom doors, fast asleep. I’ve been clicking away at these keys for […]

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Special Edition: Forgive and Get On With It: Getting Back Into Writing After A Long Break

By Jennie Jarvis Let’s face it: Sometimes, life throws us some curve balls that can affect our writing. It might be something as innocent as things getting busy at work, but it could also be something really stressful like a move or even the death of a loved one. I dealt with multiple curve balls […]

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Charleston. Seriously??

by Ron Hayes Today I’m supposed to tell you all about the poetry I’m reading and recommend to you what I think you would enjoy reading this summer. But I’m not going to do that. Not today. Today I only want you to read three things: One Two Three and then call this number: 803.734.2100. Ask for Nikki. […]

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Jennie’s Top Ten List of What You Should be Watching Now

by Jennie Jarvis Summer is upon us, and for film lovers, that means one thing – Summer Movie Blockbusters! At the time of writing this, Jurassic World already made enough money on its opening day to cover its entire budget (it made an estimated $181-$200 million on Friday alone, and the film only cost $150 […]

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Summer Reads

by Darlene Cah The phrase “summer reads” conjures images of lazy days on the beach and breezy novels that make your heart race—Stephen King or Nora Roberts. I’ve indulged in, and enjoyed, both, not to mention my fair share of Danielle Steele and John Grisham. Yes, at one point in my life, Danielle Steel and […]

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In Case You Have Missed Them: Authors to Be Reading Now by Brad Windhauser

In Case You Have Missed Them: Authors to Be Reading Now by Brad Windhauser Last month, we discussed writers who have influenced us. Understanding your influences helps you best appreciate how he or she is able to craft their work. Doing so allows you to learn from these stories, poems, plays, and screenplays. Past work, […]

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Challenge Accepted! (Update)

by Ron Hayes Well. Welcome Spring! While I can’t know what it’s been like for you where you live, I can tell you that in my neck of the woods, we are only just now beginning to emerge from the frigid darkness of winter. Amazing what a simple quarter of the year can bring. If […]

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National Poetry Month and Alan Michael Parker

We conclude our celebration of National Poetry Month with a very special poet, Alan Michael Parker of Davidson, North Carolina. Professor Parker inspired me to pursue the noble art of poetry and, without his guidance and encouragement, I’m sure I would never have become the poet I am today–indeed, I may not have become a […]

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National Poetry Month and Jake Arnold

Two Poets Left!! Our celebration of National Poetry Month at 5writers.com slowly winds down with our penultimate poet, Jake Arnold of Denton, Texas. As a reminder, 5Writers is celebrating National Poetry Month by offering one poem for each day of the month from ten different poets. Each poet has graciously shared with us three poems each: […]

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National Poetry Month and Desmond Collier

We continue our celebration of National Poetry Month with a very special pair of poets. In this back-to-back double post, Tracie Morell and Desmond Collier, two highly successful poets from Erie, Pennsylvania, are the only Mother-Son combination to be featured here at 5Writers this month. As a reminder, 5Writers is celebrating National Poetry Month by offering one […]

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