fiction

A Prison Wherever He Turned (Stoner by John Williams)

July 22, 2017

The plot of John Williams’ 1965 novel, Stoner (NYRB Classics, 2006): Young man becomes assistant professor at University of Missouri, lives unhappy life, has undistinguished career, dies. You can hardly be blamed if you don’t find this particularly enticing, but make no mistake: Stoner (last name of the protagonist—sorry to disappoint) is a work of almost unbearable beauty. [...]

This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (August 17-23)

August 24, 2015

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. Get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@tatestreetorg) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday! Poetry Monday: Craft a couplet from [...]

This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (July 20 – 26)

July 27, 2015

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. Get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@tatestreetorg) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday! Poetry Monday: Try your hand at an [...]

This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (July 6-12)

July 13, 2015

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. Get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@tatestreetorg) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday! Poetry Monday: Write a poem made [...]

This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (June 29-July 5)

July 5, 2015

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. Get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@tatestreetorg) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday! Poetry Monday: Write a 5-line poem [...]

This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (June 8-14)

June 14, 2015

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. Get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@tatestreetorg) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday! Poetry Monday: Craft an epigram [...]

This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (June 1-7)

June 7, 2015

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. Get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@tatestreetorg) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday! Poetry Monday: Can you fit the [...]

This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (May 25-31)

May 31, 2015

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. Get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@tatestreetorg) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday! Poetry Monday: Dedicate 15 lines of [...]