Search Results for: "writing small"

Writing Small in Viral Times

…allowed in. I decided I’d tackle a chapter of Denopath, my languishing sci-fi/fantasy novel. And maybe, also, write a few Writing Small articles ahead (to make Bess and Gabriela love…

Opening Doors Through Poetry and Short Fiction

Web Editor’s Note: Please join me in welcoming Brenda Joyce Patterson, poet, writer, librarian,and the newest columnist for DIY MFA! In her column, Writing Small, she’ll be talking about the…

#5onFri: Five Ways to Keep Writing Through a Crisis

…doing things differently. One way is by focusing on writing smaller pieces like blog posts, personal essays, and poetry. Another way is to use journaling prompts to process emotions. If…

Short Forms: No Stepping Stone

…the writing world’s holy grail: novels. This column, Writing Small, is an exploration into this near-mystical thing called writing. My aim is to plumb others’ short form work for keys…

By Any Other Name: Voice Across Genre

…a look at how voice touches character creation in the next Writing Small. Brenda Joyce Patterson is a poet, writer, librarian, and lover of short writing forms. Her poetry and…

Writing Through Fear and Anxiety

I almost didn’t write this article. My every attempt at beginning failed. Interestingly enough, my last Writing Small article, Tips and Techniques for Training Your Writing Brain, covered a number…

Announcing New Reading Columns at DIY MFA!

…you a window into how librarians think, and also how to build more reading into your writing life. Brenda Joyce Patterson: Writing Small In my Writing Small column, I’ll share…

Writing By Reading

I do my best writing reading. Yes, you read that right. I write best when I read what I want: spicy romance, psychedelic fiction, heart-expanding poems. I finish one book;…

Identifying Themes in the Poetry We Read

I adore poetry. Not only do I write poems and have been fortunate enough to have several published, but I also read this brief but powerful form of literature…