Script Testing Rubric:

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Who are the main characters? How would you describe them to another person? At what point in the story did you start to care about them? At what point did you feel that you either wanted to continue (or stop)…

Substack, a Self-Publishing Alternative

Substack

Substack is a subscription newsletter service popular among independent journalists and writers. Feeling obligated to lead by example, I took the leap and have launched my own: “Antediluvian Attitudes a Substack by a person who lived before the Flood.” Launched in 2017,…

Poetry & Performance Workshops

Poetry & Performance at Green Mountain Writers Group

There is a wide gap between poetic words on a page and poetry read aloud. The Poetry & Performance Workshops, led by Darlene L. Witte, work to bridge that gap. On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, she…

From My Window This Nest of Birds

From My Window This Nest of Birds by Darlene Witte

I began writing poetry when I was about 12 years old. Instinctively, from the beginning, I consciously tried to shape the flow of my words to match a sound I heard within, a vibration. I did not know what that inner sound was until…

Enough Rope

Enough Rope by Ev Larsen

Hook Stone woke in the rear bedroom of his deer camp and saw a halo of white light on his bedroom ceiling. He blinked a few times and yes, a halo was still up there. He blinked some more, trying…

The Beginning of the World

The Beginning of the World by Ann Mason

“You don’t know how lucky you are to live here, to grow up with all this,” my mother would say, sometimes with a theatrical gesture toward the lake, the island, and the mountains. “Don’t ever take it for granted,” she…

Carly’s Journey

Carly's Journey by Alex Moore

If she weren’t going on the trip, she’d be starting community college in a couple of weeks. She was trading education for an experience, something not many in her small town of Vergennes, Vermont, understood. Except for her grandmother Nell.…