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!
Author Miki Pfeffer praises Khristeena Lute's debut novel: "In this debut novel, Khristeena Lute creates a compelling tale about two souther...
We invite you to celebrate with us as we release Volume 3 of our yoga book, BreatheYourOMBalance: Yoga and Relationships. READ MORE HERE
Nikki Martin's second book in the Awake While Dreaming Series is scheduled for Summer 2021. THE BEGINNING'S END will reveal more of the live...
Rachael is an active duty Army Officer. She came to her mat when she returned from her deployment to Iraq in 2018. Her practice not only healed the effects of years of high impact athletic activities, but it also provided her with a yoga tribe. Her yogic community wove itself into the tapestry of her heart with its unconditional acceptance of yogis from all walks of life, body types, and levels of experience. In her world where most things in her life are mandatory, her mat is one of the only places where everything is optional. She firmly believes in the following: your practice, your choice. Rachael hopes to lead her students to what she found on her mat: the profound quiet and comfort that comes from unconditional self acceptance.
Outside of the studio and her uniform, Rachael is an avid distance runner, cook, and reader of mystery novels.
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 over twenty contributors 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.
Back to Creative Writing Basics: Personification
The Nudge is going back to the basics of creative writing. Whether you are a seasoned writer who has applied these techniques and tools to spring, summer, winter, fall, and every setting in between including some in other universes, or a beginner who doesn't really know how to even list creative writing basics, then it's time to play around and have some fun.
Our definitions will be brief, but there are ample online sources to provide you with longer definitions and more examples.
Personification: giving human qualities to something inhuman and/or inanimate. For example, "I like pink. It's as if red is whispering to me."--S. Teague from SEASONS OF BALANCE: ON CREATIVITY AND MINDFULNESS. In the example, S Teague writes as if the color red is a person who can whisper.
Choose an inanimate object to "bring to life" in a piece of your writing. Or, like S Teague, maybe pick a color to personify in your writing. For more writing prompts, including different themes and styles, click on the link below.
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