Shh, promise you won’t tell anyone, but I have a confession to make: I often enjoy reading books that I know aren’t very good. I know, I know–it’s shocking. Whether they have particularly captivating plots, immersive other-worlds, or just an engaging style, my bookshelf boasts a fair share of books that may lack in literary merit in some way or another. Sometimes it feels embarrassing to admit this, but overall, I like what I like and I don’t apologize for it.
That said, I do balance it out with a variety of books, from classics to contemporary favorites, so it’s not that I’m lazy. They each serve different purposes, whether enhancing my knowledge, enlightening my soul, or–as is the case with my mediocre books–providing comfort in a sometimes painful world. We each need different things from books at different times in our lives. Plus, it’s my belief that a well-rounded reader makes for a more skilled writer.
If you’re one of those writers working on those skills, make sure to review the submission guidelines before you hit Post. If you’ve found some other yeah write writers you dig, why not ask them to be your writing partner? Everyone needs another set of eyes to point out the typos, content errors, and ungainly phraseologies in our posts.
Who’s on fourth
This month we invite you to learn more about Emily Bingham! The interview will publish Wednesday at 12pm ET, but in the meantime, head over to Plenty Plenty and read up on her awesome microstories.
The optional prompt above can serve as inspiration for your fiction or poetry. Use the question word for word in your story or poem, or just answer it. Unless it’s your fax machine, which in that case we may not want to know. If you already have an idea, no problem—the prompt is only there if you need it.
New inspiration for you
Prompt up is our optional weekly writing prompt for the fiction|poetry challenge! Here’s how it works: we choose a sentence prompt from last week’s winning nonfiction post and announce it in the kickoff. The prompt is just a springboard, though: feel free to use it as your first sentence, move it, change it, or float down it to other territories.
Meg explored her thoughts on confronting an empty page in All the Things You Want. This week’s Prompt Up is: I want to wear the tails and top hat.
April poetry slam: the bop
Not all poetry forms were invented hundreds of years ago. This month, we’re taking a look at something new. Created by contemporary poet Afaa M. Weaver, the bop is a cross between a sonnet, a song and an essay, and we think you’re going to love it.
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Yeah write #263 fiction|poetry writing challenge is open for submissions!
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