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Writing Comedy

By Emily Alvarez I love writing comedy. I love to laugh and I equally love making other people laugh. It’s so uplifting and can turn a horrible day into one […]

Hemidactylus Frenatus

 A poem by Chase Ambler He called me Chichak, watched me hunt around the light bulb. He inspected ceilings, walls, closet doors, and found no ropes, no wires, no strings— […]

Writer’s Wednesday: Spice Up Your Conversations

  Writer’s Wednesday with Chase Ambler Spice Up Your Conversations Next time you’re within earshot of a conversation have a listen, but don’t eavesdrop for content instead listen as a writer. Listen […]

October Brass by Nicholas Trandahl

Chester Niklasson was going to play music for his mother, as he did once or twice a month. It was a routine that the man of thirty had dutifully practiced […]

Tuk-Tuk

 A poem by Chase Ambler   A few baht admits you to the piercing gasoline stench, the waft of grilled meat through smoke, the air hanging with water, the orchids […]

Writer’s Wednesday: Rephrasing Juliet

Hi Rams! We are launching a new weekly series with our beloved poet Chase Ambler revolving around writing exercises. Each week, Chase will present a new writing exercise fresh off […]

Author Interview: Nicholas Trandahl

We feel so honored at River Ram Press to be working with Nicholas Trandahl. His style of writing is very rare to find these days and his fresh take on […]

Thursday Tracks

 A poem by Chase Ambler ~ Reflection ~ I remember riding the Light Rail one day and really noticing some of the monochromatic landscapes that it passes through. The only […]

Colors in Descent by Nicholas Trandahl

They had once been young lovers, but now they were no longer young. During the summer their twenties had both given way to their thirties, a fresh new decade that […]

Meet Our New Illustrator: Shawna Hanto

  Hello Rams! Please join the RRP team in giving a warm welcome to our new RRP Blog Illustrator Shawna Hanto! Shawna is an animator and illustrator with a huge love […]

Tackling a Book Report

By Emily Alvarez If you are anything like me, you probably detest book reports. As much as we love books and reading those books, writing up a summary on one […]

My Girlfriend’s Grandpa

 A poem by Chase Ambler Photo credit to CERAC ~ Reflection ~ First of all, the title really dates this poem. I haven’t thought of my wife as my girlfriend […]

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

A book review by Kendyl Bryant If you’ve seen the new Dreamworks film Home starring the vocal stylings of Jim Parsons and Rihanna, you might be surprised to learn that […]

River Ram Press Seeks an Illustrator!

Greetings artists, Our humble publishing boutique is seeking an illustrator for our blog! We currently have a part time artist and are looking to add another. Our new illustrator would […]

Story Elements Series: Character

An article by Christopher Moore Plot, narrative, language, setting, and character –all of these elements together comprise a story. A great story should touch on each facet. Today, we’ll be […]