When you are working on a book it is usually not enough to just wait for inspiration, or the right mood to arrive, in order to begin the hard work of writing. You have to cross from one thing to another. You have to leave the world of your family and your obligations and concerns, and enter the world of your book. So you have to fashion yourself a bridge in order to get there. And this is where process n work as that bridge between the real world and the world of the book.? Read more.
The crow watches her through the window.? He knows Estelle, this bird. He’s greeted her every morning since she arrived at Silver Spruce with nothing more than Sasha, a quick-stuffed rryon, and her beat-up Subaru with its angry gaslight. The bird sits pretty in a dead tree, the bare wood behind him cophonous with the music of his kind.? Read more.
from her confinement:?
mint-chip green and mouthless, wide?
as a woman’s hand.
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Between Two Houses
The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. Between Two Houses by Leila Safari It was a dark night in the middle of summer; we were visiting our family for a holiday in the north of Iran. We were staying at my uncle Ahmad’s house.?But we had finished our games and […]
My ke Lesson
The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. My ke Lesson by Tamara Cooper Once when I was 15, I went to my friend Jenny’s house after school to do our integrated science assignment, which was due the following day.?Jenny, who didn’t like doing homework, decided to bake a ke instead […]
The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop about. stories. join. team. contact. donate. Gravity by Lindsey rter I grew up in suburbia, a patchwork of neighborhoods stitched together by malls, shopping centers, gas stations, and churches. A place in Northern Virginia valued mostly for its proximity to the city – and the people whose self-importance n […]
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The Wild Writers Festival: Poetry and Prose That’s Out There
The New Quarterly is proud to present the Wild Writers Literary Festival.?Join us for a celebration of the feral and free and its expression in poetry, the short story, and everything in between. Create, learn, discover and share the art of groundbreaking writing.