Giving Thanks to a Challenging Teacher by Brad Windhauser

Giving Thanks to a Challenging Teacher by Brad Windhauser I love being in a classroom. Even outside of a school setting, I love learning. This passion was fostered by a great number of teachers in my life, and I’m thankful for each one who inspired learning in me. These gifted teachers all shared one crucial […]

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Publication News – The Reckoning by Jennie Jarvis

5writers.com’s own Jennie Jarvis is delighted to announce that her short story “The Reckoning” was just published in the Autumn 2016 Issue of the digital literary magazine Bad Apple Zine. It’s a feminist steampunk tale of one girl’s search for the truth behind her mother’s death and her father’s hanging. You can read the story […]

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CONGRATULATIONS BRAD!!

With all our love and our fondest wishes that yours is a long, happy life together! Your 5Writers Family, Jennie, Darlene, Linda, & Ron

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Refilling The Well: Getting Re-inspired After A Creative Drought by Jennie Jarvis

By Jennie Jarvis Have you ever had a period of time where the very idea of writing stresses you out? You remember what writing is, don’t you? That thing you used to do, long ago, that gave you so much joy? But now, when you think about doing it, all you feel is guilty and […]

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8 Simple Salami Tactics to Exercise the Routine that Makes the Muse Chase YOU After a Long Layoff

by Ron Hayes (note: YIKES! Forgive that crazy title this month, will you?) As a high school history teacher, I’m continually surprised at how frequently the seasonality of my work sneaks up on me. I mean, by its very nature, my regular job is seasonal work: three seasons on, one off. With the dawning of […]

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The Inspiration behind The Truth She Knew by J.A. Owenby

The Inspiration behind The Truth She Knew by J.A. Owenby The Truth She Knew by J.A. Owenby offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse.   A few years ago, I met […]

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The Birth of a Novel; or, How I Got the Idea for The Intersection by Brad Windhauser

The Birth of a Novel; or, How I Got the Idea for The Intersection by Brad Windhauser I grew up in LA’s San Fernando Valley and then moved to San Diego for college. Graduate school drew me east, and in 2000 I moved to Philadelphia. Immediately, I loved the more urban environment than any other […]

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All Talk, All Action

By Darlene Cah I write fiction, specifically short stories and flash. But before I entered the world of narrative, I wrote and performed sketch comedy, humorous essays and, as a copywriter in traditional advertising, radio and TV commercials. I didn’t even consider trying my hand at fiction. Frankly, it scared me. Still does, sometimes. Then […]

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Work All Your Mental Muscle Groups- The Benefits of Writing in Different Genres by Brad Windhauser

Work All Your Mental Muscle Groups- The Benefits of Writing in Different Genres by Brad Windhauser In high school, I ran track. I wasn’t competitive (wasn’t my goal), but I enjoyed being in shape, liked my teammates, and enjoyed pushing myself during practice. One of the great things I learned while being a part of […]

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Brad Windhauser’s new Philadelphia-set novel, The Intersection, will be released September 8th

Happy to announce that Brad Windhauser’s new Philadelphia-set novel, The Intersection, will be released September 8th.   Advance praise for The Intersection: “In this engrossing, sharp-sighted novel, Windhauser places us at the intersection of people who defy suffering even as their pain threatens to strangle them. These are strong characters, fiery and deserving of our attention, […]

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