literature

Best corporate culture and workplace literature to better your workplace experience. Journal's favorite stories.

Hellion .4 days ago
Author Speaks 1
I felt recognized as worthy, in that moment. As though I would soon be formidable competition for those authors that I'd so admired. The notice came that Hellion would be published, although my reques...
Arina Jacor12 days ago
How To Find a Plot (and Subplot!) for Your Story
I always struggle with finding a perfect plot for my stories. I have a stash of awesome characters, but as soon as I put them together nothing is happening. It's dull and not interesting. I'm bored, m...
Murial Bezanson20 days ago
Article Prompts to Cure Writer's Block
Compose a list of your top ten apps and why you would recommend them. Review the last book you read or movie you watched. Create the perfect date or lover. Write an open letter to a politician. Resear...
Bradley Levi20 days ago
My First Published Book
Some time in early 2004, I'd say either February or March, I was supposed to do an advertising assignment for my fifth grade class. I was grouped up with two boys (I was the only girl in the group), a...
Starlight Tucker22 days ago
Starlight: Sewing Ideas Into Words
To seek inspiration intentionally is to tell oneself that the point of every beautiful and tragic part of life is another area to write about. Inspiration is sought out visually, emotionally, and ment...
Dylan Shannona month ago
Fighting Writers Block
So, you want to write? Me too. What I find and am currently finding as I write this is that it can be really hard to transfer all the wonderful ideas from your head and put pen to paper. I have had ma...
The Bad Business of Free
Authors work hard on their books. Independent writers not only have to work hard finishing their masterpieces but they also have to figure out distribution and marketing as well. Seems like a fair tra...
The Honest Writer
There are times when a biased spin is appropriate for a piece of writing, times when it is entirely intentional to make a point in favour of one side or another. Other times, a more balanced approach ...
Chloe Gilholya month ago
How It Feels to Be a Published Author
I've always enjoyed writing ever since I was a child. I loved writing short stories and poetry and English went on to be one of my favourite subjects at school. My first poem was about shells and it w...
Monolithic
A few months ago, I received a Facebook notification that one of the writing groups I was a member of was about to be deleted unless I would like to become an admin. It had no admin and only 32 member...
India Hendrie2 months ago
Flawed Characters and The Girl On The Train
With all the hype about this mystery thriller by Paula Hawkins and the author now releasing a new book, I finally got around to picking up a copy. I'm over a hundred pages in now and enjoying it immen...
Vivienne Neal2 months ago
When Your Passion for Writing Loses Its Luster
I don’t think there is an artist out there who has not gone through the following impasse: “Why am I doing this, wasting my time trying to get folks to appreciate my work and putting so much blood, sw...
Markie M2 months ago
Lean In and Sandberg’s Faulty Feminism
Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and in 2013 she published Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Her book was met with both profound praise and critique—from women. She...
Jessie White2 months ago
Rapid Book Releases
Before the surge of ebooks, the traditional publishing format allowed for one new book release a year. That's right, readers (me included) used to wait a full year for the next book in much beloved se...
Aaron Dennis2 months ago
Free Writing
A simple web search for free writing reveals that it is a pre-writing technique wherein a person just sits and starts writing for a prearranged amount time. Everything is ignored—spelling, grammar, pu...
Aaron Dennis2 months ago
Passive Writing
I was contacted by a potential client, who had mentioned something along the lines of wanting to hire an editor, but before she committed to anyone, she wanted to know something; she wanted to know th...
Aaron Dennis3 months ago
Why Doesn't Practice Seem to Help Me Get Better at Writing?
Why doesn't practice seem to help me get better at writing? This is about the best question anyone has ever asked me. In a way, I’ve been beating around the bush throughout all of my articles regardin...
Aaron Dennis3 months ago
Can Writing Daily Journal Entries Improve Your Writing Ability?
Can writing daily journal entries improve your writing ability? A fascinating question, and one posed to me not long ago. Before I lent this young man my assistance, I wanted some clarification, and t...