writing utensils

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 [...]

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 [...]

November Novel Madness! With 100% more math!

November 13, 2012

We at TSHS have mentioned the international craze that is National Novel Writing Month (colloquially known as NaNoWriMo) as a potential writing utensil before. But let’s look at in a little more depth, shall we? If you’re unfamiliar, every November, hundreds of thousands of aspiring [...]

Write! Or else.

July 18, 2012

Recently, Fiction Writers Review posted a (hopefully) facetious article about how to blackmail yourself into writing via the goal-setting site Aherk!. Here’s how it works: you sign up, provide a compromising photo of yourself, and if you don’t achieve your set goal–for [...]