Janelle Drumwright

Something that shimmers, flutters, roars.


How to Properly Format Your Prose Submission - July 23, 2018
Proper formatting will not only make your work look more professional, but it will also make it easier to read for editors and readers who are reviewing your work.

4 Mistakes You're Making in Your Cover
- Sept. 21, 2017
Although no two cover letters are exactly alike, there are certain mistakes that seem to surface over and over again.

A Personal Rejection from Carve: The 7 Stages of Grief - March 6, 2017
Some rejections are harder to shake, often because we were that close to an acceptance.

4 Ways I Trick Myself into Writing (That Might Work for You Too) - Aug. 3, 2016
Let’s be honest: Writing is hard. And because of that, it can sometimes be a struggle to make ourselves do it.

Powers and Perils of Writing in Third Person - June 16, 2016
Writing in third person can be both liberating and overwhelming. Here's how you can leverage this freedom (and not be intimidated by it).

5 Tips for Giving Better Critique - March 9, 2016
While surrounding ourselves with people who can offer insightful feedback is essential, it’s also important that we hone this skill ourselves.

Meet Our New Poetry Editor, Ellie Francis Douglass - Feb. 1, 2016
With poetry submissions opening Feb. 1, our new poetry editor reveals how she knows a poem belongs in Carve, the most common mistake poets make, and the distinction between writing that is difficult versus writing that feels like work.

Five (±New Year's) Resolutions for Writers - Jan. 2, 2016
Whether you read this in January or July, the following resolutions for writers are a combination of things I strive for personally and also encourage others to do.

The Perks and Pitfalls of Writing in First Person - Dec. 17, 2015
What do we gain and what do we give up when using that ever-enticing "I" pronoun?

You, Dear Writer, Are Not the Narrator - Nov. 17, 2015
Although you, the writer, are indeed doing the writing, your narrator is the one telling the story. And that narrator is not you.

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