An Octopus Among Us

Roof Octopus, by Lucy Branam Release Date: March 1, 2018 Sleeping Bear Press Inked Voices member Lucy Branam was writing short fiction when she wrote the first draft of a story about an octopus. It occurred to her that the idea might make a compelling picture...

My Year Reading Books About Writing

Note from Brooke: Today’s post is from Heather Pagano. I’ve been fortunate to hear about this journey in drips throughout this year and hope you find her conclusions as helpful as I do! *** “I don’t read books about writing.” I’ve said these words, or some...

Word Mandalas

We write, we collect words, we move forward. We build a portfolio word by word, piece by piece. This time, however, let’s veer off in a new direction. Instead of thinking of our words as inviolate, start thinking of them as ephemeral. And when I say this I don’t...

Siren Song of The New

I’ve been thinking about the evolution of writing tools over the course of my career. With the dizzying array of programs, apps, and web-sites, writers have unprecedented access to tools, training, and research. Technology has fundamentally changed the way we...
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