Hitting roadblocks in the creative process, I’ve found that the following five “tion” words can help reclaim the upper hand over your creation.
Violet Margin officially launched the cover and layout of the 2021-2022 edition on April 7th, 2022 at the University of Illinois’s Student, Technology, Arts & Research Symposium (STARS)! Tune in to hear some words from our editors, and contributors- and engage in some discussion about literature and creativity in the undergraduate world. Watch the virtual… Continue reading Violet Margin 2022 Launch Event
Why do we write about writing? regina ivy In the past semester, I have found that I am obsessed with the idea of writing about writing. I have written about the process of writing and every frustration that comes with it. I have written several proposals for essays that I know I want to write-… Continue reading editor’s note:
Dancing to Songs About Death In 2018, I put together a collection of poetry called Dancing to Songs About Death. The title is in reference to my struggles with anxiety, particularly health anxiety. My goal was to make a book that was half memoir and half poetry collection, with a dose of stream-of-consciousness prose. The… Continue reading editor’s note:
Five Books That Have Influenced My Writing by hannah showalter Writing is one of my biggest passions in life, but when I’m not writing, I’m working at a library, constantly surrounding myself with books. As writers, we are told that one way to become a better writer is to read more. For my first blog… Continue reading editor’s note:
why lgbtq+ representation matters in literature. “none of the queer people on tv made sense to me…” representation in literature is a topic that is rapidly evolving. in today’s editor’s note, assistant managing editor molly harms discusses the importance of representation in literature- and her personal journey in discovering that. By Molly Harms Reading is… Continue reading editor’s note: