Weekly Wrap-Up – 10.26.14

Well, October is getting ready to shift over and make room for November (otherwise known as NaNoWriMo month for those participating). It’s almost dark now when I get home from work and the cold air has finally settled in for the season. I have to admit I’m one of those crazy people who thrives in the dark half of the year.

Of course my favorite part of this time of year is curling up with a cup of tea and a good read. Being the editor of a literary magazine gives me ample opportunity to do just that. 🙂

Let’s see what I got to read last week, shall we?

Judith Field talked about the age-old writers’ problem of finding ideas in “Ideas? I haven’t a clue” and found inspiration from a unique source.

Katherine Tomlinson’sGender Bender” takes a look at the history of writers tackling characters of the opposite sex and how it’s a challenge for folks from all sides.

Jan Stinchcomb brought us a review of “Happily Never After” edited by Kristen Duvall, an interesting collection of stories that live in the space between dystopia and fairy tales.

Kim Killian explored her favorite last lines to books by a range of women writers. Comments are still open, come share your favorites!

Finally, I had the pleasure of letting you all in on some great news. The LSQ staff has a few new faces! Editorial staff, special projects, social media, there are awesome women doing awesome work behind the scenes. And don’t forget to watch for work from our new bloggers.

That’s it for this week!

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