Watching Yourself

Video taping yourself reading your work or giving a presentation could give you an edge when being considered to speak or read at an event. One of the neat things about Paging Columbus is that all the readings are video-recorded by Hannah Stephenson and then posted on the Paging Columbus You Tube account and the … Continue reading

Where Do You Write?

Sometimes, to get that creativity flowing, we have to get off the couch and find a change of scenery. I don’t think it’s any secret that writers love coffee shops and bookstores (especially if combined!), but Starbucks and Barnes & Noble can get a little monotonous. Here are a few of my favorite places to … Continue reading

What It Is

Just in case you forgot to keep your inspiration notebook handy, Lynda Barry’s What It Is is an excellent resource for writer’s block. What is movement? Do thoughts move? What is the difference between a ghost and an image? How are they the same? These are just a few of the probing questions scattered among … Continue reading

Send Your Work Into the World

What better way to start 2013 than with a couple of calls for submission? New Stories from the Midwest is currently seeking nonfiction pieces for publication on its website. They’re interested in pieces that celebrate the Midwestern United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, of … Continue reading