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Crimes, imprisonments and superheroes
Trick-or-treating for writers
Who says you can't procrastinate by seeing theater instead of
August - What
I was reading when I wasn't staring at the sun
Plath: "Why so worried, Sister, why...?"
Fidget-Spinner Poetry and a pissed-off writer or two
May - Apples, aliens and angry reading
April - Recent
discoveries about Plath, Ginsberg, Kerouac, Baldwin, Takei
March - Jane Austen poisoned by shopping carts as the real king of England emerges
Librarians fight back, love and the body and 1,000 new words
Troubled narrators, standardized tests and Harry Potter pasta
December - To
book or not to book?
November - Anne Frank, Dracula and Orwell walk into an email.
October - Peter asked me [Taylor] to scare our readers. I accepted the challenge.
September - Dress your characters. Play video games. Read. Live longer.
August - William the Worm on a cucumber and other twisted stories
July #2 - Video Writing Tip: Face Your Fears
July #1 - Poetry as service, rejection and too much heat
June - Do you believe in magic? Try this writing prompt
May - Baby hate, politicians and Shakespearean characters
April - Prince and Flannery O'Connor walk into an email...
March - Do
February - 10
Tips for Reading Your Writing Like a Pro
Kids' Brit Lit, Nasty Rejections and David Bowie
Resolve to mix it up
Murphy's Laws for Writers - Part 2
April - Murphy's
Laws for Writers - Part 1
December - Stop feeling guilty, start writing
August - A
Midsummer Night's Writing Prompt
Murphy's Guide to Writing Audaciously
How to get started
Autobiography is dead. Long live memoir!
5 Questions with Me
A vacation-inspired writing prompt
Give me the smell of diesel fuel from a nearby highway
Allegory of the Poet on a Treadmill
Resources for Publishing Your Writing
Writing Tip: Starting Over
A hurricane-inspired writing prompt
JFK, Stalin, and Commas
Beware of Spell Check Orphans
"Thank you for yesterday's email, Peter. I loved the short DeLillo
piece as well as the essay with the heron. I teach a micro prose class, and
these are both perfect to use for that. I just wanted to tell you your
wisdom is always appreciated when you send it out into the ether of all of
~ Ethan, Email Subscriber
Too much nog?
Not enough egg? Try this Writing Prompt
How "true" is
10 Ways to Avoid Writing
Listen to yourself
Read Like a Writer
Climb back on your keyboard
Take a hike
Throw in the Dog!
When the boss is out of the office
Nifty resources for poets and writers
Have you "Reader Tested" your writing?
Prompt your writing
Change your life
Leap before you look!
Is your writing on vacation?
What are you afraid of?
Adventures in Submitting
Why You Should Roof Pread
- Getting the words right
Don't write every day
Don't Give Up, or Why I like Rejection
Inspiration is a Myth
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