Beginnings, real and imagined, and the lessons they teach us. Also, we have loot to share!
The Galvanizers is a monthly e-zine for young women writers.
In this poignant and honest article, Shek writes about what it means to call yourself a writer. It’s not about the fancy words, but about having the courage to go and put yourself out there.
If you’re currently stuck and need a short pep talk to help you power through, Galvanizer editor Isa’s super short list of practical advice just might be the literary shotglass you need.
We ride the waves (figuratively) with Camille Pilar: poet, screenplay writer and certified lover of the sea. Here, she tackles the art of storytelling and makes the connection between her great loves: writing and surfing.
Galvanizer editor Bea’s love for outlines may border the unnatural, but for good reason. Read on for how outlines are an indispensable way to get over the first empty page!
Returning contributor, Johna, shares an excerpt from her beautiful anthology of essays, Out On Seventh Street. This bittersweet piece is about more than just flowers: it’s about remembering love.
One artist & writer reflects on her collection of journals over the years by sharing a selection of first pages. A brave and intimate look at the highs and lows of a creative life as they happen.
After being Everyday Isa for four years, Galvanizer editor Isa decided to kill her blog for good. Sounds a bit gruesome, but she explains why she found so much liberation in finally starting over.
Galvanizer editor Bea gets candid about her hate-hate relationship towards Page One and explains the truth you need to hear but refuse to believe: that suckage is, ultimately, a big part of the process.
You may have been wondering what it takes to actually get published. (Short answer: determination.) Johna recounts the journey of writing (and finishing!) her now published anthology of essays and the personal revolution she experienced.
The best hilarious, weird, and somewhat uncomfortable first lines we could dream up. Feel bad about your first paragraph? These’ll make you feel less so!
We’ve compiled a list of 11 awesome beginnings found in 11 different (but highly notable!) books. We challenge you to guess where they are from!