Academia, Author/Poet J.A. Carter-Winward, Cliches, Tropes, and Just...No., From JACW's collection, Genre Fiction, New or Upcoming releases by JACW, New Publication-Poetry, Personal, Poetry by J.A. Carter-Winward, Poets, Proper-schmoper: Form and Formality, sample poem, Socio-cultural, Socio-political, The Word, Vita Brevis, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Process

If It Stings

…that means it’s working -a poetry story- If It Stings...that means it's working© Cover design ...or as I like to call it, Stings, is available in Amazon in eBook* format and in limited-addition paperback with full-color graphics. Weirdly, this is my first chapbook. I know that's usually how most poets begin, but leave it to… Continue reading If It Stings

Archetypes, Symbolism, Metaphor, Motif, Author J.A. Carter-Winward, Character Development, Compassion and Empathy, Contraries and Contrasts, Human Nature, the Psyche, Life, Literary Fiction, Socio-cultural, Socio-political, Subconscious, The Word, Word Power, Writing, Writing in Blood, Writing Life, Writing Literary Fiction, Writing Process

SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, FAUXPATHY, ANTIPATHY & APATHY:

How literature and life intersect via character development Odysseus, photo by JAcW from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC I decided to take some scientifically-driven quizzes online via Buzzfeed. Well, I wasn't surprised at all by the results. I took three, and I was pleased to learn I am just like Jo from Little Women!… Continue reading SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, FAUXPATHY, ANTIPATHY & APATHY:

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Millennial-Megaphones and the Din

A creative non-fiction, or creatively fictionalized something, about writing in the Tech Age - by J.A. Carter-Winward (CC) What do you do when you feel as though you have something important to say, and no one's around to hear it? What if what you want to share feels like a kind of message, and it… Continue reading Millennial-Megaphones and the Din

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Writing with the Write Stuff

It’s a question the big-time interviewers ask writers all the time, usually rockstar-writers: “So where did the idea for (insert newest NYT best-selling book title HERE) come from, and why write about it now?” These writers have whatever the answer is down to a tagline: “Well, Oprah, I went to Alaska in 1988 and there… Continue reading Writing with the Write Stuff

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Love Writing, Writing Love

(Cue harp music…) How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… One, two, three, four, five… Wait, that isn’t how the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning goes, is it? In fact, she doesn’t say a single number, nor spell one out.  The reason for that is numbers fail to capture all the nuances… Continue reading LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA: Love Writing, Writing Love