May 23 issue of WritingRaw.com is now online
The Evolution Continues
NEW Material Every Other Monday – to start your week off right.
Writing Raw is a FREE weekly literary magazine dedicated to new and emerging writers. Our goal at Writing Raw is simple - to serve the literary community with the opportunity to have their work online and out in the world. In this world of disappearing literary magazines, Writing Raw is providing the blank pages for writers to fill. New in this issue:
Broken Rib by Traci Wingfield
Isolation by James Anthony
Newsworthy by Tiffany Lewis
Ogre by Jason P. Henry
The Breech at Shade Tree Orchard by Ron Koppelberger
The Out-Patient by Joseph Grant
The Reunion by James Anthony
Ways of the Heart by Andrew Vastag
What The Eye Doesn't See by Elizabeth Tyrrell
Worker Bee by Andrew McGregor
Destiny Diverted: Chapter 3 by Don Clifford
Panes of Blue: Segment 3 by Jason P. Henry
really BAD Shakespeare Season 2, Episodes 5 and 6
Bathroom Wars: Operation Cloaca Storm - Battle of the Bowl by Christopher Nagle
Bitter Root by Una Clarke
Legacy by Susan S. Calfee
Plastic Extravagance by Nicole E. Turiano
Self Image by Molly Burley
Sunrise by Kristine Y. Snow
The Chill by Kristine Y. Snow
The Fifteen Percent Daddy by Tonn Pastore
The Little Girls Are Selling Dope Again by Tonn Pastore
The State Of Things As They Actually Exist by James Dye
The Steering Wheel by Ann Kavanaugh
Down Memory Lane by Eric L. Marsh
And All His Songs Were Sad (A Full-length Play) by Mattie Lennon
Silence with the Storm, 10 - A Life's History by Rattan Mann
The Snap by Mattie Lennon
Between the Sheets: The German by Lee Thomas
FLASH REVIEW by Ditch - Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Now, some announcements:
· Good News/Bad News - Well, the good news is that we are back! May was a very busy month for us and now we are back stronger and better than ever. Seems that this thing called LIFE interfered with WritingRaw this month - what with Weeb being in a play (Play On! with the White River Valley Players) and all. But that's all behind him now (until July, when he will be part of the Chandler production of Boys in the Band… we think he's infected with the acting bug. Doctors have been notified.) so now he can devote his time back to his first and true love - WritingRaw…. Now, the BAD news… After much thought and consideration, WritingRaw is going back to every 2 weeks. There is a positive side to this - longer exposure for the pieces on the site. The reason we are doing this has nothing to do with product or material, it just has to do with time. We tried the experiment and realized that it would work out best for everyone if we went back to 2 weeks, but still sticking to those Mondays.
· Full-Length Play - In this issue, WritingRaw is proud to present a full-length play by Mattie Lennon called: And All His Songs Were Sad.
· How to Use the Wall - Let everyone know how you feel about a particular piece on WritingRaw. This is YOUR space to give feedback, recommendations, or just self-promote something that you want to bring further interest too.
· NEW Column - Panes of Blue by Jason P. Henry. What better way to introduce this creative column... allowing the author to introduce it for us:
An Introduction to Panes of Blue
by Jason P. Henry
Not long ago I came across an older woman who, though I had encountered her on a few occasions, knew nothing of me. She spoke three words that completely silenced me... 'you're a writer'. I was flattered, however, I had never been published so I was dying to know what brought her to this conclusion.
'I watch you observe everything... people, conversations. You take it all in and I see your wheels turning... you are a writer.' she said.
Though the writer part remains to be seen, the rest of her words were true. I have always been a watcher. I have index cards filled with ideas that have been born of things I experience in everyday life; People, thoughts, conversations and much more.
If you are at all like me, you have spent hours online reading the how-to and advice pages in abundance. You have probably encountered this phrase time and again... 'writers write'. While this is true, I feel there is a less encountered phrase that holds as much bearing... 'writer's live'.
I see people who walk with their heads down and, for all intents and purposes, with their eyes and ears closed. If asked, they likely could not describe the back of their own hand let alone a sunrise or a thunderstorm. Writers are a different breed, they watch, learn... absorb. We take everyday, random things and develop plots, scenes and characters. We allow ourselves to become those characters in order to puppeteer their actions, commandeer their thoughts and guide them through our stories. Inspiration comes in many forms and writers search for it eagerly, more importantly, they allow themselves to be susceptible to it... they live.
In this column, I hope to use that theory and my own observations to bring you the story of Blue... a man with a 'front row seat' for his eye on the world. Allow me to show you how things I've seen, excuse me, how things Blue has seen can turn from simple into, well, look through the Panes Of Blue and see for yourself... .
(Remember... write and live... everyday.)
© 2011 by Jason P. Henry
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· Click HERE to visit our NEW WritingRaw Conferences Page: Listing upcoming conferences and workshops from all over the world. If you would like to have your conference or workshop listed, please contact Weeb at firstname.lastname@example.org
· NEW books in the bookstore - Use the Writing Raw Book Store to promote your novel or poetry collection: If you have a novel or collection that you would like to place in our store, we would be more than happy to do so – for FREE. Just send us a copy of the cover of the book (jpeg, bmp, etc. – please don’t send pdf), a brief synopsis, and a link as to where the material can be purchased.
· really BAD Shakespeare starts with repeats this week - starting with Season 1. Two expanded episodes will appear in each issue for 12 weeks... building to the start of Season 3.
- WritingRaw also supports other sites that help writers: www.WritingRaw.com believes in reaching out to other sites, writing groups, forums, and organizations. Contact us on how you can place a FREE banner, announcement or link on our site! Or, perhaps you would like to partner in some way with WritingRaw (column, monthly essay, writing tips, etc.). We are open to ideas…
- Or, use the Writing Raw Book Store to promote your novel or poetry collection: If you have a novel or collection that you would like to place in our store, we would be more than happy to do so – for FREE. Just send us a copy of the cover of the book (jpeg, bmp, etc. – please don’t send pdf), a brief synopsis, and a link as to where the material can be purchased.
- We are also looking for people to write weekly columns, such as – book and publishing news, exercise and tips, or… well, we are always open to suggestions to help make the site one of the most informative and innovative out there. Let us know if you would like to help in this aspect. All columns will have your byline, your bio information (with hot links to your site), and you will retain all copyright.
- The archive has been somewhat purged (after 2 years of material, we needed to clean up some) but, if your material was on WritingRaw.com before the purge and is no longer listed in the archive, we will be more than happy to place it back. Just contact me at email@example.com and let me know.
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