Monarch Writers August 29th Meeting – Reading “A Swim In A Pond In The Rain” – First Section

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Our Current Reading Material For A Guide For writing Instruction In The Writers Group. We are reading the first … Continue reading Monarch Writers August 29th Meeting – Reading “A Swim In A Pond In The Rain” – First Section

SOME PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO THE ALSO INTUITIVE AND CREATIVE ART OF REVISING YOUR WRITING

This month (July heading into August 2022) the Monarch Writers are looking at some readings on revising our writing, with an excerpt from a book called, what else — ‘On Revision’ subtitled ‘The Only Writing that Matters’. We’re currently reading … Continue reading SOME PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO THE ALSO INTUITIVE AND CREATIVE ART OF REVISING YOUR WRITING

Monarch Monday Meets – 5/16/2022 – ‘Viewpoint: Key to Fiction Writing’ (Continuing Reading the Book by Francis Fugate)

The group is looking at ‘point-of-view’ in writing again this coming meet, and we will have a reading available to members in our shared google drive soon if you want to follow along with the next section. In the meeting … Continue reading Monarch Monday Meets – 5/16/2022 – ‘Viewpoint: Key to Fiction Writing’ (Continuing Reading the Book by Francis Fugate)

Story / Reading of the Week For The Monarch Writers – For 4/18/2022 We are Looking At – Reginald on House-Parties By H.H. Munro (Saki)

A few weeks ago we discussed a piece on short story craft from John Cheever ‘Why I Write Short Stories’ which alluded to short stories being a cultural affair with a place in society and a meaning for history and … Continue reading Story / Reading of the Week For The Monarch Writers – For 4/18/2022 We are Looking At – Reginald on House-Parties By H.H. Munro (Saki)

At Tonight’s Meeting We Discuss ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas’ and ‘The Lottery’ – Two Stories With Similarities But Different Realizations

Looking at two stories comparatively in the writers group this week and last week, as one of our writers was turned on to Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery’ for the first time. We were discussing how a story can be told … Continue reading At Tonight’s Meeting We Discuss ‘The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas’ and ‘The Lottery’ – Two Stories With Similarities But Different Realizations

Congratulations to the Monarch Writers’ Jennifer Patino on Having Her Work Published in Free Verse Revolution Issue #4

Free Verse Revolution: a literary & arts magazine You can read Jennifer’s work as well as the other contributors for free at their site. https://freeverserevolution.com/issues/ Continue reading Congratulations to the Monarch Writers’ Jennifer Patino on Having Her Work Published in Free Verse Revolution Issue #4

12/05/2021 – 12/12/2021 Weekly Poem – I Am Much Too Alone In This World, Yet Not Alone – By Rainer Maria Rilke

“I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone”By: Rainer Maria RilkeTranslated by: Annemarie S. Kidder I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone    enoughto truly consecrate the hour.I am much too small in … Continue reading 12/05/2021 – 12/12/2021 Weekly Poem – I Am Much Too Alone In This World, Yet Not Alone – By Rainer Maria Rilke

11/28/2021 – 12/05/2021 Weekly Poem – Here’s an Ocean Tale – by Kwoya Fagin Maples

Here’s an Ocean Tale By Kwoya Fagin Maples My brother still bites his nails to the quick,but lately he’s been allowing them to grow.So much hurt is forgotten with the horizonas backdrop. It comes down to simple math. The beach … Continue reading 11/28/2021 – 12/05/2021 Weekly Poem – Here’s an Ocean Tale – by Kwoya Fagin Maples

10/31/2021 – 11/07/2021 Weekly Poem – [Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses] – by Antonella Anedda

[Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses]by Antonella Anedda Published in the Paris Review – Issue no. 231 (Winter 2019) Pindar says the poet must guard the apples of the Muses like a dragon, but I grew … Continue reading 10/31/2021 – 11/07/2021 Weekly Poem – [Pindar says the poets must guard the apples of the muses] – by Antonella Anedda