The Hardest Thing About Writing

January 21, 2015

“Writing the first sentence. Writing the last sentence. Keeping a good flow going while writing.” ~4th Year Salem College Writing Student Writing is a complex endeavor; to engage a reader we must first engage ourselves—our imagination, feelings, thinking, and ultimately our will. A [...]

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Writers

December 10, 2014

‘Tis the season for gift-giving. Perhaps you have a friend or relative who writes, or even better, you write. If there wasn’t already enough writer’s block in the world..then someone asks you for a list of ideas for the holidays. Don’t worry. If you’re a writer, just send your friends [...]

NaNoWriMo: Overcoming the Slump

November 14, 2014

Happy Week Two, novelists! You’re nearly halfway there–16 more days to go. Alas, the deeper we get into November, the more likely it is many writers will find themselves in the dreaded NaNo slump. You’re just a little behind at first. You miss a day or two. Something may have come [...]

Poetry Sounds: Sylvia Plath, “Lady Lazarus”

October 30, 2014

Poetry Sounds is a segment at Tate Street High Society that features poets reading their work aloud. Since it is Sylvia Plath’s birthday week and Halloween (tomorrow!), we’re remembering Plath by bringing her back from the dead with a reading of “Lady Lazarus.” Spooky, [...]

Happy Birthday, Sylvia Plath!

October 27, 2014

We’re celebrating the birthday of Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932–February 11, 1963) by a news round-up of interesting articles circulating about the poet and her life. You can find good article-long biographies of her at The Academy of American Poets and  a lengthy one at The Poetry [...]