The End Is Near

Dear readers, followers, and supporters,

After many years of exchanging thoughts, ideas, and reviews on Cecile’s Writers blog, we are sad to say that our journey is coming to an end. We took a year off to see where we would all be, and now we can say that our lives have taken divergent and unexpected paths. It has been a fun and rewarding experience here and of course, with the launch of the Magazine as well. Sadly, that too will come to an end. We wish to thank everyone who participated with us and read our published magazine and our blog posts. Without you, we would not have had so much richness instilled into our lives and greater respect for the written word.

Thank you.

And all the best.

The CW team:

Cecile, Samir, Sofia, Vanessa

Creative Writing Workshops

The editors at Cecile’s Writers are proud to present Creative Writing Workshops.

We offer our expertise and experience in writing, editing and publishing. We will encourage you to bring out the best in your work and go the distance.

We also offer workshops to companies as a fun activity to bring out your creativity and bond with your colleagues. We will show you how to be a better communicator and how valuable your creativity is to your work.

Cecile, Samir, Sofia & Vanessa

Writing Prompt: Pacing

Photo by Fabrizio Verrecchia

When I’m reading fiction, pacing is everything. It’s because I see literature as a dance. The author takes the lead. The reader follows. The sentences wind and, hopefully, the reader makes the pages turn.

Though reader and writer remain two separate entities, the connection that binds them is intimate—it flows out of the language. Yet there is a temporal component as well. Writing as an art form is overwhelmingly linear, perhaps more so than any other. Each piece of writing is read word by word, line by line, regardless of size or complexity. To achieve basic coherence, let alone literary quality, the sequence of letters, words, and clauses must be exact. The sentence is a finely tuned mechanism. String enough of them together into a story, and you have something much larger, grander.

Imagine a freight train, a machine of pure language barreling forward in time. Read More

11th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: Special Poetry Edition

During our editorial staff meeting in the summer of 2015, we debated whether or not to focus on a special edition of our digital magazine for the following year. All options were on the table, we thought about a theme-based issue, we played with the idea of word-restricted submissions, or maybe a flash fiction edition, but in the end, we decided on publishing a poetry edition.

We were amazed at the number and the quality of the poems we received and we proudly present 15 poems in this edition.