Six Realizations that Helped My Friend Write More

This month I got to see my aunt and my dad. My role was as caregiver. She’s eighty-seven. He’s ninety five. I learned one thing: I can’t write around seniors who blare the TV at level 42. Plus, every time one of them walked into a room, I stared at the throw rugs and just … More Six Realizations that Helped My Friend Write More

Stories Grow from Key Elements by Guest Blogger, Dawn Stephens

Stories grow from key elements: Setting, character, inciting incident, rising action, climax, surprise, conclusion. … More Stories Grow from Key Elements by Guest Blogger, Dawn Stephens

5 Tips for Overcoming Writing Critique Group Jitters

Does the idea of attending a writing critique group make you nervous? You’re not alone! Check out a few tips for calming those critique jitters. … More 5 Tips for Overcoming Writing Critique Group Jitters

5 Poetry Prompts For National Poetry Month

Ready to celebrate National Poetry Month? Here are a few prompts to get you excited about writing poetry in April. … More 5 Poetry Prompts For National Poetry Month

Write Through the Pain: The Why, How, and Results

“All the best parts of art come from pain turned to celebration.” -Natalia Kills When life’s circumstances put you in a rut, a hole, or even a deep pit of despair and loss, we have a powerful tool at our disposal: our writing. Pain is a universal aspect of life that visits all who dwell … More Write Through the Pain: The Why, How, and Results