Listen Up – Poet’s Edition

Constance/ March 11, 2018/ Poetry Reading/ 0 comments

Listen Up – Poet’s Edition There’s lot’s of great poetry readings on YouTube. Not only do you get to hear poets read their own work, but you can see how it’s done when it’s your turn to get up in front of the crowd.


Constance/ February 25, 2018/ Reading/ 0 comments

I’m in my winter reading phase, where all my free time is spent reading either fantasy novels or other types of fiction. I used to read every novel from beginning to end, no matter how pathetic the plot. As I got older, I got less patient. Some books turned into what I termed ‘Wallbangers”. Ever read a book where the main character was too stupid to live? But somehow bumbled his/her way through the novel saved by

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When I Want Your Advice I’ll Research It

Constance/ February 11, 2018/ Writing/ 0 comments

A drawback to being a writer is having way too many how-to writing books. As if the books could impart a template that would enable you to sail forth and write prodigiously. The smarter books call themselves simply, ‘Guides”. The ones I give side eye to are the ones that proclaim they are, “The Ultimate Guide”. I’m not sure anything is the ultimate guide to writing. Part of the problem is people are different. How many times

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New Gyroscope Review Winter 2018 Edition Available

Constance/ January 15, 2018/ Gyroscope Review

The first issue of 2018 of Gyroscope Review is now available, featuring a hand drawn cover done by me, Constance Brewer. Pen and ink drawings that were popped into the computer for some touch up and a few groundhog hole details. The Gyroscope groundhog wants you to go forth and protest for what you believe in, or at least come up for air and see what’s going on around you. Take part, a little or a lot.

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Welcome to the New Site

Constance/ January 1, 2018/ New and Improved

Hi, welcome to the new and hopefully improved home site of Constance Brewer, Poet and Writer. I tried to give guests an overall feel for my writing without going into excruciating detail. Some poetry, some fiction (mainly short stories). There is also a page on my nonfiction work, mostly editing, but also a list of essays I’ve written over the years on writing, posted on my blog Life on the Periphery  or on the poetry journal I

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Constance/ August 29, 2017/ Uncategorized

Hi, welcome to the new version of Constance Brewer’s webpage, The Periphery. Here you will find information about me, writer Constance Brewer, as well as a list of publications and excerpts of my writing. Look around, enjoy some poems, fiction, nonfiction—and contact me if you have something you want to chat about. Looking forward to hearing from you.