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Lisa Romeo Writes · 2d ago

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers -- April 21, 2017 Edition

I'm seeing a big uptick in readers here lately, so welcome! For those who don't know: it's called Friday Fridge Clean-Out because years ago, when I began sharing links, it mirrored the way I...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 2W ago

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers -- April 7, 2017 Edition

> Can binge watching have a writing purpose? Reedsy editor (and novelist) Andrew Lowe thinks so, at least about a certain eight shows.> Somewhat related: I learned about Belletrist, the young actor Emma Roberts's online book clue when she was on The ...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 2W ago

Write. Read. Repeat. Susan Sontag said it first. I just follow Directions.

By now, you probably know that I simply do not understand writers who aren't also constantly reading. Because how--other than through reading--do we even begin to want to be writers? And wha...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 3W ago

Recognizing When Life (not writing) Could be the Start of a Beautiful....Essay

The actual dress, made to twirl.If I weren't already a natural born advance planner (or an...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 3W ago

Guest Blogger Judy Mollen Walters on Creating Fictional Worlds From What We Know

I shared a meal at the AWP conference last month with four other writers. We're all part of the same Facebook group of women writers, and when discussing where we each live, they assumed I already knew their mutual friend Judy Mollen Walters, who liv...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1M ago

Scratching a Familiar Writing Itch in New Way Keeps Horses on the Page

I've mentioned before that themed calls for submission—announced by literary journals, ma...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1M ago

A Day at the Museum: Matisse Nearby, and Letting Inspiration Find Me

Henri Matisse "Yellow Odalisque"I value inspiration, but I don't often go in search of it. Inspiration usually finds me via something else I’m doing—research for an already-begun writing pro...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1M ago

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers -- March 17, 2017 Edition

> For now, essayist Phillip Lopate's regular column in The American Scholar, "Full Disclosure," is focused on his teaching experiences in Shanghai. (hat tip @NStuckeyFrench)> What does it mean to "read above your head"? And why is it important for al...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1M ago

A TV Friends Reunion Essay: The Ones About How it Used to Be

Here in New Jersey, we're expecting a major snowstorm to begin tonight, with possible accumulations up to two feet. I'll be peeking out the window tonight, likely at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morn...
Lisa Romeo Writes · 1M ago

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Weekend Links for Writers -- March 3, 2017 Edition

> Annette Gendler gave up on submitting to literary magazines, and it was the right thing for her writing life.> Interesting (and slightly odd) interview with George Suanders at Lit Hub.> What not to do at a writing conference, according to Author Ac...