Thorncraft Publishing is the home of great stories, the ones that make you think more about the world where you live, the ones that cause you to reflect on our history, that inspire you with powerful characters and settings, the ones that call you to change your life, and that encourage us to continue telling our stories.
We publish the work of women authors in fiction. We also publish the yoga book series, BreatheYourOMBalance® which features poetry, nonfiction, and fiction by all genders. At Thorncraft Publishing, we're trying to create a positive impact and promote positive changes within our community, so we publish the community brochure, The Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail. We've organized many literary events in books, theatre, and more.
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We invite you to celebrate with us as we release Volume 3 of our yoga book, BreatheYourOMBalance: Yoga and Relationships. READ MORE HERE
Jesse Curran is a poet, essayist, scholar, and educator who lives in Northport, NY. Her creative work has appeared in a number of literary journals including Ruminate, About Place, Spillway, Leaping Clear, Green Humanities, Blueline, and Still Point Arts Quarterly. She was the recipient of the Robert Frost Haiku Prize through the Studios of Key West (2013), a Pushcart Prize Nomination (2017), and an award from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize (2013). She currently teaches at SUNY Old Westbury and Northport Yoga Center, where she instructs a weekly class called “Yoga and Poetry.” She is the mother of two bright stars, Leona and Valentine. www.jesseleecurran.com
Each week, we will feature a new contributor to BreatheYourOMBalance®: Yoga and Relationships, Volume 3 of our yoga book. Volume three is introduced by Sarah Michelle, and she is joined by people of all genders for a compilation of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry that explores how our yoga practice changes and challenges, supports and heals our relationships.
Each week, we'll give you a new writing prompt here on our home page. Our past writing prompts, over 100 of them, are located at The Nudge. They'll be catalogued from the home page to The Nudge page every week but will not contain our special edition prompts. You can sign up to receive special writing prompts in our newsletter below.
Artistic Inspiration: End of Life Celebration
Write an end of life celebration scene. Consider what the speaker, minister, or spiritual guide says to the mourners. Is there a eulogy? Maybe you add an obituary to the scene. What special rituals are performed? Do they coincide with the dead's wishes? You might write two scenes, one inside a building such as a funeral home and/or one outside at a burial site or location to spread the ashes of the deceased. For nonfiction: Consider writing your own obituary as a way of practice your writing and self-reflection. Examples: In TALKING UNDERWATER by Melissa Corliss DeLorenzo, we witness the anger and anguish between the two sisters at the dinner after the funeral. Another example, The mourners show up to the burial wearing the clothes made by Ava Marie's mother in the novel, Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani.
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