Welcome to A Drift of Quills, and today’s fun topic of “Book Spine Poetry.” This form of literature is pretty simple, and we’re excited about simple this month. Book spine poetry is a kind of “found” art. First, you need books. Start with one or two that spark your interest. As you stack them up, … Continue reading A Drift of Quills: Book Spine Poetry Redux
Face it—nobody likes a one-star review, whether we’re authors, parents, employees, or anything else. Today A Drift of Quills discusses how they feel about those zingers. Are one-star reviews ever helpful? The more I thought about this particular can of worms, the more I wanted to put a lid on it! Yes, people have the … Continue reading A Drift of Quills: Authors vs. the Dire One-Star Review
Writers and other creative people have many different approaches to beginning their projects. Today A Drift of Quills are talking about what inspires us to write our stories. They’re near and dear to our hearts, and writing a novel is an extraordinarily personal experience!
Who better to come up with some nifty bookish gift ideas than A Drift of Quills? We’ve tracked down some of the coolest, funkiest, interesting ideas for your Christmas (or otherwise) gifting…
It’s time to “Picture This!” Every first Friday of the month, A Drift of Quills gets together to chat about reading and/or writing. Writers often collect images to help them envision people, places, and things as they write. For this feature we’re sharing pictures and snippets about one of our works, giving you a sneak peek into our worlds!
We’ve put our heads together and come up with a flash of inspiration. Fiction! One picture, three authors. Writing to a random theme is challenging. So is keeping the tale to a particular word count…
A Drift of Quills adheres firmly to the adage that you can never have (or read) too many books. “I add ‘Read Books’ to my to-do list every day so I know I’ll get at least one thing done.” Here we are again, reading and sharing our finds in another installment of Books We Love… … Continue reading A Drift of Quills: Books We Love #8
A Drift of Quills are talking to the Head Muse (Department of Music) to find out what—if anything—helps promote the mood to write or inspire scenes, moods, or any other parts of our imagination. What kind of tunes do you think we listen to? We share a lot of things in common; is music one of them?
Stories uncovered! Secrets revealed! Sounds like an article straight out of the tabloids, right? This first-Friday A Drift of Quills are looking at the way people, news stories, or current events play a role in our works. Are we under the influence of current events? How do we use it?
We are a list-loving society, and for those of us who adore books, that means keeping some kind of inventory of what books we own, what we want to own, what we’ve read, what we want to read—and how well we liked what we read… Today ‘A Drift of Quills’ delves into the subject of social cataloging for books—What do we use? What are some other options?