And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss. J. K. Rowling
I don’t know about everybody else, but 2019 has had some challenges. Like, say… our computer crashing, causing a delay in getting this month’s magazine published!
All the stories you hear about and family traditions others share with you are some of the best stories you will ever hear. A lot of “lists” come out, making my Goodreads account full of new books to read in 2020. Polling readers what books they enjoyed gives you insight as to what to work on in your own writing. As they always say, read what you write (and read a lot).
I took a class recently about essay writing and short stories. The information the instructor presented went beyond writing a short piece. As many in the class were interested in writing a book too, she adjusted her syllabus to teach how you could use what you learned from the class to use when writing a book. I hope to someday publish a book as well, and I highly suggest to anyone else out there who is in the same boat as me to keep learning! Take a class online or read a book on writing, whatever fits in your budget, do it.
The holidays are upon us and this is a chaotic time for everyone. So a huge thank you to all of those contributed to this month’s magazine. It takes a driven individual to write and submit pieces across the web, while still working or finishing up classes (or both for some!). You guys and gals rock!
Inside this edition
Christmas Presents, Roger D’Agostin
Long Nights in a Drug Store Bin, Anthony Gibson
Smiles are Free, Kenneth Kapp
Ms. Sandy, Nicolette Pearl
My New Year Wish to You, Izabelle Cassandra Alexander
It’s Christmas, Ben Ellison
Vacation in Darjeeling, Sandip Saha
Snowfall, Anthony Salandy
Book Review of the Month
Letters from Max by Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo, Reviewed by Melissa Gaiti