Category: Writing Help

Chekhov quote

Cross out as many adjectives and adverbs as you can. . . It is comprehensible when I write: “The man sat on the grass,” because it is clear and does not detain one’s attention. On the other hand, it is difficult to figure out and hard on the brain if I write: “The tall, narrow-chested…

By Ry February 9, 2020 Off

Arc magazine

Poems – Labour and Livelihood Ends on June 15, 2019   If you subscribe to Canadian literary magazines, you’ll doubtlessly have seen Prairie Fire‘s Spring issue, “Work Matters“. Discussions about livelihood and labour and all of the things poets do to keep finding time to write are discussions that Arc wants to keep going. We’re thinking about the…

By Ry June 5, 2019 Off

Calls for Work June 1

Creative Nonfiction Seeks Submissions on “Power” Deadline: June 10, 2019 Creative Nonfiction is looking for new work about power. For this issue, we are seeking true stories that explore the dynamics within groups and systems, however big or small—for example, family units, schools, sports, churches, and government. Share your stories about power lunches, power grabs, power…

By Ry June 2, 2019 Off