Previous featured writer Leroy B. Vaughn is back to share his somewhat turbulent life as a writer.
When Shauna McAllister returns to her childhood home to recover from a car accident that left her in a coma and wiped out six months of her memory, her estranged father and abusive stepmother blame her for the tragedy, which has left her beloved brother severely brain damaged, but Shauna leans on Wayne Spade, a forgotten but hopeful lover who stays by her side, as she attempts to sort out what happened that night.
"Dover Beach" is a lyric poem by the English poet Matthew Arnold. It was first published in 1867 in the collection New Poems, but surviving notes indicate its composition may have begun as early as 1849. The most likely date is 1851.
In the future a "change" has taken place and the evolution of mankind is taking a new, uncharted step towards the unknown.
Sometimes a man just needs to sleep.
An unexpected downside to being a writer are the times when you struggle with focus. What is the best way to handle focus issues? Is there a way to fix the problem?
Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is famous for writing Goblin Market and "Remember".
The city has the power to beat you down, to hurt you, to destroy you. After a while, you no longer have the ability to tell wrong from right. And that's when it devours you.
Sudden losses and the floor - my Earth goes out away from me from beneath my feet...
Nothing sucks worse for a writer than rejection. It happens to all of us, but there are ways to improve your odds of getting your work accepted.
"The Dead Man Walking" is a lyric poem centering despair and pessimism. A lyric poem presents the author's imaginative or emotional response to a person, a place, a thing, an event, or an idea. Unlike a narrative poem, a lyric poem does not tell a story.
Just because things aren't going well in your life at the moment doesn't mean they won't improve. And most likely, someone out there has it way worse than you. Which begs the question, life isn't so bad, is it?
Sometimes all we need to get through this life is each other.
Teenage misfits Duncan and Madison discover they share two secrets in common: they both have super powers, and neither is very good at staying out of trouble.
It doesn't make much sense to write if people will never want to read your work. But even if the work is amazing, how do you get people to check it out? Here are 3 easy tips to help answer that question.
London is a poem by William Blake, published in Songs of Experience in 1794. It is one of the few poems in Songs of Experience that does not have a corresponding poem in Songs of Innocence.
Ernest Hemingway wrote Advice to a Son right after the Roaring Twenties in the early 1930’s. This poem shows the many things that Hemingway had learned after fleeing to Paris from America after the Great War. Hemingway in his early thirties was writing to his son through poetry about the harsh reality of life.
"Ode on a Grecian Urn" is a poem written by the English Romantic poet John Keats in May 1819 and published anonymously in the January 1820, Number 15, issue of the magazine Annals of the Fine Arts
Something strange lurks in the woods.
Prepare for the countdown.
Without someone to pull us back, we're all susceptible to flying too close to the sun.
This piece isn't about taking sides on the gun debate. It's about paying attention to who is profiting off of gun violence.
Keep turning the page and you'll eventually reach the end.
To be a writer, you must live like a writer. But is that even a thing?
Sometimes the journey is worth the danger. Even if that means dying on a frozen mountain.