Writing Filter
  1. : the great debate :

    Musings on inspiration that will resonate with any blogger: “Ideas, I’ve decided, are like birds, very, very skittery. Attempt a sudden grab and, fwip, away it goes.” The Whirly Girl had a great idea for a post… but what was it, again?

    Humor
  2. Share Your Passion: A Writer (and New Blogger) on Finding a Community for Her Work

    “There is no writer’s block other than the will of the writer.”

    Inspiration
  3. “an ocean”: A Poem by Charlotte Covey

    At Hawaii Pacific Review, a Charlotte Covey poem on writing, wonder, and danger: “you will never be / just a poem. you will / be rocks breaking / ribs, angelfish kissing / wounds.”

    Poetry
  4. Write Through It: The A to Z Challenge by Susanna Sturgis

    Professional editor Susanna Sturgis takes on the A to Z Challenge.

    Inspiration
  5. The Book And The Baby

    Sarah Menkedick on publishing her first book: “By the time it comes out the intensive period that held and fostered its creation has passed. . . And so to hold this book in my hands also felt like holding my child’s babyhood, and my nascent motherhood, realizing that I have come through it.”

    Essay
    Photo by Jorge Santiago
  6. Inspiration
    Image by Lizzie Ward
  7. The Airgonaut

    A monthly online literary journal, The Airgonaut publishes innovative writing ranging from surrealism and magical realism to absurdist fiction and fabulism.

    Culture
  8. “Brave and Reckless” Advice: Five Tips for New Bloggers from Christine Ray

    Practical advice from new blogger Christine Ray on growing your site and audience.

    Inspiration
  9. “I’ve added ice to my drinks, a way to quiet the burn. Only to learn that though flesh burns, bones don’t.”

    Authors
  10. The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Ever Seen

    “They both came in close, singing into each other’s invisible microphones. Then, they spread their arms wide as the last verse died, their pot bellies kissing for the first and last time.” Writer Benjamin Davis and artist Nikita Klimov share a story, set some years ago in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Fiction
    Art by Nikita Klimov
  11. Fifteen Blogging Tips from a (Relatively) New Member of the Community

    A few months into her WordPress.com blogging adventure, Christine Ray of Brave and Reckless shares her spot-on observations on how to build a successful site — and a loyal audience.

    Inspiration
  12. We Need to Talk About How We Write About Women Musicians

    “Why do we allow 7,000 truck-song singing men, but limit ourselves to only one or two ‘outlaw’ women?” This Nashville-based music mag wants to ditch the modifiers and change the conversation about women in music.

    Music
  13. Averting the Apocalypse, Quietly

    Logan Goldberg reflects on how we need a world with fiction: “And maybe we need a world wherein we escape from our outside influences and pour ourselves onto the page, and then show those pages to anyone willing to give them a chance.”

    Books
  14. On book blogging expectations vs. reality

    Marie shares how she was wrong about book blogging: “When I started blogging, I expected so many things to happen. Some did. Some others didn’t.”

    Writing
  15. Margaret Atwood

    The official site of Margaret Atwood: poet, novelist, children’s author, and (surprise!) cartoonist. Browse Margaret’s cartoons, read interviews, and learn about her work supporting green interests.

    Authors
    Photo by Larry D. Moore (CC BY-SA 4.0)