As writers, we know deep down that one of the best ways to remember events (good or bad) is to journal about them. Even if these are words that will never be published, they can help inspire a good story down the line- or even act as some personal therapy. May is a busy month … Continue reading End-of-May Writing Prompts
I've been asked to take a look at the submission process, so here's a handy list: 1. Finish writing your piece. Revise it a lot. Decide that it's ready. 2. Pick 10 lit mags. You can find lists of accepting mags online or in print. Writer's Market is a favorite, as well as Poetry Market. … Continue reading Submission Process with Jobe
Here's the thing: I'm a word person. To make it on my favorite books list, you have to write something that captures me with your words. In addition to writing a colorful story with in-depth characters and connection, I love quotes that stand out to me. I really like being able to see your words … Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
I switched it up! Stay posted on Friday for the more substantial post... from Epic Reads from The Writer's Circle a manic assortment from The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (I can't believe it took me 'til now to discover this one!)
Book Riot tells you how to Support Rad Lady Authors Buzz Feed Books shares 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature, and Buzz Feed Life gives us 40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative (many of them are writers!) And for your viewing pleasure, from The Reader's Nook Two from Title Wave Tin House posted this … Continue reading More May Funsies with Jobe
A few months ago, my film-major best friend and I met up for dinner and a movie. Now, if you guys have film friends, you know they are capable of finding some of the most hole-in-the-wall bizarre movies ever produced. I am fully aware of this. And that night, as always, I had this in … Continue reading Horns by Joe Hill: Film & Book
Okay. Everybody wants to get published, right? It's a no-brainer? Bragging rights. Build a name. Buff the CV. And it's just kind of an exciting idea. Somebody thinks my writing is so good they want more people to see it? Wow! But remember, it's a process, and writing, revision, and rejection are all part of it. … Continue reading Want to Get Published but Don’t Know Where to Submit? Here’s How to Get Started, With Your Intrepid Sidekick, Jobe.
Some reading, and then some pictures. Reading: A Bibliophile's Defense of Physical Books, from New Republic A how-many-have-you-read book challenge from List Challenges An alphabetical reading challenge from Penguin Random House The Stages of Writing from the Nanowrimo Blog Pictures: from The Best of Tumblr these two from Librarian Central these two from Grammarly … Continue reading Epic May Fun with Jobe
Two weeks ago, I attended the 2015 Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock. This was my first time to attend and I took a few notes on one of the sessions I attended. What I like most about these conferences and festivals is all the good stuff we learn from our fellow writers. Some fast … Continue reading Using Social Media to Market Yourself as a Writer
A year ago today a couple of friends got together with the idea of starting a blog about writing. And here it is, still going! Many thanks to everyone who has participated at every step of the way, and all the subscribers who believe in us! Here's a simple Q & A for currently active Inklings: … Continue reading Happy One Year Blogaversary, Inklings!