Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Column on Writing Starts This Month

We are pleased to announce that beginning this month we will publish a column by longtime LWN member Alexander Slagg. He will write about craft, creativity and inspiration in his new column titled Reflections from the Well.

The monthly column, which will appear on the last Monday of every month, will give readers a glimpse into his thoughts and experiences from “both sides of the pen,” as a writer and editor.

Touching on various aspects of the writing process, Reflections from the Well will be more than a rote column, but a literary lounge where writers and other creators will be invited to share their own experiences with Alex. We will post reader comments monthly, or as warranted, with Alex’s reflection.

“Communities form when people step up and share. Writing is a solitary pursuit, and it’s not an activity that lends itself to lots of sharing,” said Slagg. “But I love to learn how others create and what their process is. It’s fascinating to me. So that’s what I’m hoping Reflections from the Well will do: provide a space for artists to share. I’ll simply be the host.”

Alexander Slagg has been writing and editing for various publications for more than 10 years. He’s been an LWN member since 2007 and serves as an editorial assistant for its literary publication 10,000 Tons of Black Ink. His short fiction and nonfiction work has been published in a number of magazines, most recently in the Q4 2011 issue of EdTech. Currently, he’s looking for a home for his debut novel Sunburst over Mayan Skies.