Posts Tagged craft of writing

When The Muse Is Elusive

by Ron Hayes What does research have to do with poetry and why in the world would a poet ever need to do research? Ever been asked this question? Ever asked it yourself? When the term “research” crops up in a conversation amongst you and your poet friends, do they look at you funny and […]

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The Bard Was Right. To Thine Own Self…

by Ron Hayes Weird year so far. As a poet, I’m deeply affected by the things that go on around me. As a teacher, there always seems to be a lot going on. Typically, these goings-on find their way into the poems I put on the page, but this year has been unusually distracting. With […]

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National Poetry Month Begins!

by Ron Hayes Hello dear readers and Happy April! Once again Eliot’s “cruellest month” is upon us and I couldn’t be happier. We have a tremendous National Poetry Month planned for you here at Let’s get to it! One of the oldest adages in writing is to write what you know. While I take […]

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Neil Simon Taught Me How To Write A Play

by Linda Escalera Price  As a child my favorite author was Madeleine L’Engle, Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ian Fleming, C.S. Lewis, L. Frank Baum, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Alfred Hitchcock and whoever wrote the book I was currently reading. I was very non-discriminatory – basically if it had words that told a […]

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Mining The Past to Gild The Present: How I Got Here

by Ron Hayes We are all, every one of us, the sum of our parts. Each of us carries around with us the bits and pieces of the places we’ve been and the things we’ve seen and the people we’ve known. For those of us who write, we have that most magical of gifts in […]

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Great Expectations: Going to a Writing Conference

By Darlene Cah In a few days, I’ll be heading to the Hub City Writing in Place Writers’ Conference. The workshop, started by Betsy Teter and The Hub City Writing Project in Spartanburg, is in its 14th year. I’m on my ninth. The weekend event takes place on the lovely campus of Wofford College (for […]

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Be Crafty about your Craft

By Darlene Cah One time, when I was working as a copywriter for a large publishing company in New York, my art director and I were looking at illustrators’ portfolios for a catalog we were producing. She had dozens of tear sheets from artist reps scattered all over her cube, on the desk, on the […]

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What’s Not on the Page: Finding Yourself in Fiction by Emilia Fuentes Grant

This month, is delighted to welcome back Emilia Fuentes Grant, one of our founding writers that has agreed to guest blog on the site today. Emilia is a multimedia writer who wrote the lyrics for the Emmy winning video Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage video.  She loved books only slight more than movies. She teaches […]

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