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.
Visit the individual pages for our authors and books. Read some of our stories and let us know what you enjoyed, what caused you to think in a different way, and what you'd like to read from us in the future. Give our books a review on bookseller sites and on Goodreads. We love hearing from our readers!
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: Body Details
Go through your manuscript and look at where you added details about your characters' physical body. Could you be even more specific? Can you go beyond the basic descriptions of the body--hair color, height, weight, etc.--and write about more of your character's body. Their knuckles and fingertips, their cuticles and fingernails, all have details. Could you focus on the feet? The soles of a character's feet--are they blistered, sore, bruised, scarred? Or maybe your character's face reflects a particular way of listening, a way of looking out over a landscape, a way she changes when she is driving, a flare he adds to his hairstyle when he goes to a particular place. Does your character have wrinkles across his forehead when he answers the phone, or perhaps she always arrives at the coffeeshop and picks the sleepy matter from her eyes while ordering her first cup of coffee for the day? Have some fun while writing the details of your character's physical body.
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