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Feature Writing Tips

Feature Writing Tips By Jenny Beatrice, Walrus Contributor Writing for the sake of the craft is a fulfilling endeavor, but sometimes a girl needs to eat! The fine art of feature writing can partner your passion with a paycheck. As opposed to the “5 W’s” of a just-the-facts news item, a feature allows you to…

Maurice Sendak’s Exhibit, “In a Nutshell” Opens

Maurice Sendak’s Exhibit, “In a Nutshell” Opens by Diana Davis On Friday, October 28, the St. Louis County Library hosted a kickoff for “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” an exhibit of Sendak’s illustrations and picture books.  The colorful, human-sized panels feature images of the wild creatures, curious children and the vibrant Brooklyn…

Best-Sellers This Week in Saint Louis

As of 10/30/11 Wound Up by Stephanie Pearl McPhee Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Tony DuQuette/Hutton Wilkinson Jewelry by Hutton Wilkinson, photography by Stephanie Hanchett The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Little Black Dress by Susan McBride (See our book Review!) The Adjustment by Scott Phillips The Myth of Choice by Kent Greenfield Cleopatra by…

Writing Contests For December

  Are you seeking international publication? The top four contests fit that bill! International The Stringybark Short Story Award 2011 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition Meridan Writing Winter Short Story Award 2011 Canadian Tales of the Mysterious Short Story Competition Domestic Colonnade Writing Contest Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest The Gemini Magazine…

Book Picks from Julie

Book Picks From Julie by Julie Earhart Green/6 star—OMG! You HAVE to read this book Red/5 star—-YOUR NEXT GREAT READ Four star—excellent read but I’m not still talking about it six months later Three star—it was good, but wait for the paperback Two star—it was okay, but I would tell you to get it at…

Poet’s Tips from Faye Adams

Poet’s Tips Much of my writing ideas is done by inspiration. I read a lot. If you want to be inspired, read, read and read. Read what you write. I write poetry often because it is short and to the point. When I read poetry, it always inspires me to write. If I spend an…

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month by Tif Sweeney Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo)? People all over the world begin writing a novel on November 1 with the intent of getting 50,000 words on paper by midnight on November 30. Aspiring authors receive encouragement from both the online…