Woodland creatures at night? Write...

Fall and winter are my prime writing seasons. Huddled at home, cozy, with a hot cup of tonic. I hear this at night, summer through fall, through my open windows. This sound helps me write, then helps me drift to sleep...

Writing Routines

Do you have a writing routine? Do you want one? Listen to Johnny, Sean, and Dave talk about their writing routines in this 1 hour video (starts at 12 minutes in):


Of all the people on the meadow, the girl is the only one who is not taking photographs. Because photographs of a meadow are meant for people who don’t actually get to be on a meadow. In photographs, the fog is always thicker than it really is. In photographs, the grass is always denser than it really is. If the girl were to get a photograph taken of herself, she would start by trying to recollect what her smile looks like, from hours and hours in front of the bathroom mirror, from reflections on countless car windows she passes by daily on her way to work. And then she would try to choose from those smiles her best smile. If not the best, the second best. If not the second best, the third.

Jazzed about this contest!

"The Jerry Jazz Musician reader has interests in music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theater, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America. Our newsletter subscribers include publishers, artists, musicians, and fellow writers. While your writing should appeal to a reader with these interests and in these creative professions, all story themes are considered." Like jazz music, this contest is flexible, but try to keep the word count under 3,000 (though stories with up to 5,000 words will be considered). Read the rest of the details here... Submit your jazzy story by September 30, 2019 via Word (or PDF attachment) to jerryjazzmusician@gmail.c

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