Prose Central

Prose Central

You will find here a variety of insights, from interviews and publishing tips, to our flagship Indie series, features on the writing craft, writerly links, and more.

Interviews

WTP Writer: Lynn Lipinski

WTP Writer: Lynn Lipinski

“I don’t think I can get away from mining from personal and professional experiences for emotional truths in my stories” Interview by August Smith, WTP Feature Writer Lynn Lipinski is an MFA student at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in UCLA Magazine, Trojan Family Magazine,…
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Books

Book Review: Inventing the World

Book Review: Inventing the World

On the Craft of Writing, for All Levels By DeWitt Henry, Literary Bookmarks Editor INVENTING THE WORLD: THE FICTION WRITER’S GUIDEBOOK TO CRAFT AND PROCESS by Jack Smith (Serving House Books, 2018). 285pp, $15.95. Jack Smith’s essays on “the craft and process” of writing fiction have appeared since 2010 in…
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Writerly Sites

Featured Bookmarks: The Literary

Featured Bookmarks: The Literary

December 2018 By DeWitt Henry, Literary Bookmarks Editor Monthly link highlights to online resources, magazines, and author sites that seem informative and inspiring for working writers. Most are free. Suggestions are welcomed. The Best of the Net An online annual, The Best of the Net was begun by Erin Elizabeth Smith in 2006…
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Eye on the Indies

AYA DANE by Mhani Alaoui

AYA DANE by Mhani Alaoui

  Eye on the Indies: A Look at Indie Authors and their Publishers By Lanie Tankard, Indie Book Review Editor   AYA DANE by Mhani Alaoui (Northampton, MA: Interlink Books, 2019). 256 pp, $15.00; paperback ISBN 9781623719685. Aya Dane is an elegant exploration of invisible cultural memories, creatively rendered on a canvas of migration. Here in her second novel, Mhani Alaoui shapes a well-thought-out protagonist with astute observations on the fear of those who are different—and on walls. Aya Dane, a Boston artist from Morocco, lives alone in her Cambridge…
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On Writing

On Art and Fact

On Art and Fact

Finding Truth in Fiction By DeWitt Henry, Literary Bookmarks Editor In the late 1960s, I believed in pure fiction, and as a writer set out to imagine and portray the inner life of working-class characters in my father’s candy factory. I also kept a writer’s notebook on the side, where…
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Publishing

A Hundred Rejection Letters

A Hundred Rejection Letters

“For every piece that is rejected, at least one other person has read it, thought about it…” By Chris Brauer, WTP Guest Writer I read somewhere that, as a writer, I should aim for a hundred rejection letters a year. The theory is that if one submits a flood of…
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Look for our own first WTP Selected Works edition, and a variety of titles and genres by our very own Woven Tale Press authors.


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