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Special Edition: The Poem’s the Thing (Poetry as Theater)

by Jennie Jarvis   When I was in middle school and high school (you know, that time when I thought my perspective on the world was all that mattered in the Universe), I spent a lot of time writing. I had Feelings (capital F), and I wanted to get them out. Since I went to a […]

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The Image Abides by Emilia Fuentes Grant

5writers.com is delighted to welcome back Emilia Fuentes Grant as a guest writer for this month! The Image Abides By Emilia Fuentes Grant This month is Poetry Month (as I’m sure you are aware) and we five writers are writing on the influence of poetry in our lives and our work. Poetry was my first […]

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Welcome to the Cruellest Month!

by Ron Hayes In the immortal words of one of my personal faves (and, clearly, MY miglior fabbro): Frisch weht der Wind Der Heimat zu, Mein Irisch kind, Wo Weilest du? And it’s true. Fresh winds are blowing. The cruellest month is upon us. And here we are again, one year later, one year older and, […]

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More than a Twist Ending

by Darlene Cah I had to read “The Lottery” in one of my high school English classes. At the time, I was more interested in dragging paint across a silk screen with a squeegee than thinking about the deep meaning of stories. Not that I wasn’t interested in English. I loved it. It was easy […]

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Re-reading the Classics: Uncovering the Precision Crafting in Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” by Brad Windhauser

Re-reading the Classics: Uncovering the Precision Crafting in Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” by Brad Windhauser One of the best things you can do for your sense of your craft is to read. Even better: taking the time to revisit something that has grown dusty on the shelf, a story or book which you read […]

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David Bowie’s Codpiece and Other Shattered Childhood Images

by Jennie Jarvis “Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.” When I was growing up, I loved the 1986 Jim Henson film Labyrinth. It was a fantastical coming of age film about a young girl (a then unknown Jennifer Connolly) trying to save her kidnapped younger brother […]

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Contest Caveats: Tips to Keep You From Tilting at Windmills

As February marches inexorably toward the lions and lambs of March, we approach that time of year in which our honest and earnest Año Nuevo resolutions hit a wall and one of two things happens: we abandon our best intentions or, less often, we somehow find the strength to buckle down and redouble our efforts […]

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Unamused by the Muse

by Darlene Cah WRITER sits at a computer typing in a cluttered office. A single desk lamp illuminates the mess of books, papers, dirty dinner dishes, soda cans, etc. VOICE Hey! How about that story about the woman and the Flamenco guitar player?  (Writer shifts weight)  VOICE I think it has legs. (Writer hits keys […]

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Knowing When to Start a New Project: The Agent’s Perspective by Jennie Goloboy

As you have probably already guessed, this month at 5writers.com, we focused on the theme “Knowing When To Start A New Project.” We all had our ideas on this topic, but one thing we couldn’t answer is this: What advice does an agent have on this topic? To answer the question, we turned to “the […]

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Let’s Get Started

by Linda Escalera Price   When is it time to start a new project?  Right now.  No matter what else you have going on. “Make sure you have another play ready to go.”  Fellow playwright Faye Sholiton offered me this advice early in my career.  I’m pretty sure it was between bites at lunch during […]

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