Writing Utensils

Duo What?

June 23, 2012

As summer offers its refreshing season (and by refreshing, we mean week-long heat waves in the 90’s and above), you may want to spend some time indoors.  What better to do than spend some time submitting your work to your favorite journals? As you prepare to send out your story, poems, [...]

Nothing Like A Pep Talk

August 7, 2011

After re-reading a chapter titled “Shitty First Drafts” from Anne Lamott’s book, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, I sat and looked at a blank computer screen for about five minutes before diving into the cavern of  distracting social media sites, online [...]

Grammar and Dating

May 19, 2011

One of the TSHS members recently mentioned that grammar was a date deal breaker.  How do we get through the world today with all of the poor grammar?  With colorful comics and sarcastic wonders from places like Hyperbole and a Half. If you are dating a writer, you don’t have to buy a copy [...]

Prewriting

February 22, 2011

There’s nothing like a good article to stimulate “prewriting” (or at least give you something to bring up at dinner with your in-laws).  The Anniversary Issue (February 14 & 21) of The New Yorker stood out to us as particularly full of great investigative journalism, [...]