10/17/2021 – 10/24/2021 Weekly Poem – Art – by Herman Melville

Art BY HERMAN MELVILLE In placid hours well-pleased we dreamOf many a brave unbodied scheme.But form to lend, pulsed life create,What unlike things must meet and mate:A flame to melt—a wind to freeze;Sad patience—joyous energies;Humility—yet pride and scorn;Instinct and study; love … Continue reading 10/17/2021 – 10/24/2021 Weekly Poem – Art – by Herman Melville

Weekly Writing Prompt – 10/10/2021 – 10/17/2021 – ‘Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve? Accessorize Otherwise Organically! According To Your Need’

We use the phrase “wear your heart on your sleeve” in a casual way to say that we are showing our intimate emotions in an honest and open manner. … Knights would often wear a lady’s token around their sleeve of … Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt – 10/10/2021 – 10/17/2021 – ‘Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve? Accessorize Otherwise Organically! According To Your Need’

10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – Weekly Poem – How to Write a Poem in a Time of War – by Joy Harjo

Poems for Monarch Writers poem of the week are chosen by Monarch Writers Member and Poet Jennifer Patino. Read her work at http://www.thistlethoughts.com/ You can’t begin just anywhere. It’s a wreck.                   … Continue reading 10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – Weekly Poem – How to Write a Poem in a Time of War – by Joy Harjo

Weekly Writing Prompt – 10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – ‘UP the LINE, DOWN the LINE, OVER the LINE, CROSSING the LINE, WRITING the LINE’

What would it cost if one could write the Perfect Line? Let’s talk about the sound of the phone outside of TexacoFrom bell south down to a southern belleLet’s talk about the sound of the phone outside of TexacoFrom bell … Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt – 10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – ‘UP the LINE, DOWN the LINE, OVER the LINE, CROSSING the LINE, WRITING the LINE’

Short Story of the Month for OCTOBER – A Deliciously Spooky Epistolary Tale of Supernatural Haunting – THE HORLA by Guy de Maupassant

“Certainly solitude is dangerous for active minds. We require around us men who can think and talk. When we are alone for a long time, we people space with phantoms.” READ THE HORLA by GUY DE MAUPASSANT in full HERE … Continue reading Short Story of the Month for OCTOBER – A Deliciously Spooky Epistolary Tale of Supernatural Haunting – THE HORLA by Guy de Maupassant

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Dave Eggers Interview/Essay on the Dubiety of Those Who Would Ask After Your Shit-Real-Keeping- Merits, Versus Those Who Would Say Yes to Something New and Different

I thought of this today, and wondered if it might be safely archived on the internet. I found it on this blog: duh.blog and am thankful it is still in currency. The preamble before ‘This is an interview from 2000’ … Continue reading Dave Eggers Interview/Essay on the Dubiety of Those Who Would Ask After Your Shit-Real-Keeping- Merits, Versus Those Who Would Say Yes to Something New and Different

You’re a Genius All the Time – Jack Kerouac’s 30 tips of ‘Belief and Technique for Modern Prose’ for Spontaneous Creative Writing

Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy Submissive to everything, open, listening Try never get drunk outside yr own house Be in love with yr life Something that you feel will find its own form Be … Continue reading You’re a Genius All the Time – Jack Kerouac’s 30 tips of ‘Belief and Technique for Modern Prose’ for Spontaneous Creative Writing