Staying Productive as a Writer: 8 Essential Tips

Some writers say that they can’t work under deadline – they can create only when inspiration comes. They ignore milestones.

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Old Dog, New Tricks

As soon as Alan Baker walked through the door, he knew he was in trouble. There was a less-than-subtle sign...

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feu.

The smoke doesn’t choke me anymore. I took the hell you made for me and made it home...

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Shilling

Maryn concentrated on the feeling of his touch, the cool sensation that passed over her skin...

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Sometimes I Feel Like Chernobyl

I wanted to plug my ears. I wanted to run away. I wanted the floor to open up and swallow me...

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Sorry

I can't do this. I can't parent without him. I can't hold this family together. I am failing them. I am failing everyone.

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An Ode (Apology) to My Lungs

Some catalyst would send my heart racing, my lungs suddenly too large for my rib cage. Mouth glued to a vaporizer...

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The Cats

The man lying on the hospital bed knows that he is dying. Beside him, the heart monitor stutters, falters, returns to a steady pace once more, each time the rhythm slower.

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Book Review: Pondering Beauty During a Pandemic

Shapes of Native Nonfiction delivers 27 lyric essays from 18 indigenous authors. The essays are grouped into four sections—technique, coiling, plaiting, and twining.

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Out of Kilter

I long for that boring state of alignment that I can rely on sharing with those around me...

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In Parts

My friends detonate their truth bombs right in my face.

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Online Workshop: Yourself as Other, August 15

Dreamers Writing is hosting a Writing to Heal online workshop series. Each workshop has a unique theme & they don't need to be done in order.

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My Secret Body

Not meant for fingers or your branding pain, my skin turned inward that day...

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Dreamers Magazine Issue 7

We're pleased to announce the release of Issue 7 of the Dreamers Magazine. Get your copy now before we run out!

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Cogito ergo sump

I used to teach. I will always be a 'daughter of', though Mom and Dad are now gone. I will always be a wife and mother. I write too.

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Results of the 2020 Dreamers Flash Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Dreamers Flash Fiction and Nonfiction Contest. In a flash story, it’s important to make every word count...

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The Girl Who Didn’t Know What She Knew

Early in my training I was a great admirer of Sigmund Freud. He was all over my books and magazines, peering out from black and white photographs and renderings.

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Beneath The Ice

Jimmy was never in a hurry to go home after school, but today was an exception. He raced through the spring melt, flew through the door, kicked...

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