November 21st, 2016

How to Preserve Your Creative Self In Times of Trouble

Kate Moretti

 

This is not going to be a political post. But I am going to talk about politics. Sort of.

As writers, we’re sensitive souls. We observe the world around us, and as Kimberly Brock called us in a beautiful post earlier this week, we’re lightning collectors. I loved this analogy; it’s […]

May 7th, 2014

Skimming: Never a Good Thing

by Fae Rowen

Skimming is defined as a crime. Well, it is. If you skim money from your job, you’re going to jail. Or worse depending on whom you work for. Skimming is also defined as removing floating matter from a liquid. Can you say pond scum? The third definition says, “To pass lightly and […]

February 20th, 2013

Creativity — Opening the Door of the Treasure House

A Quick News Flash! Laura Drake is our local Query Queen. She’s shared the knowledge gained from her 15 year stint in the submission wars in several blogs here over the years. She wanted to let you know that she’s teaching a month-long, online class for Margie Lawson’s Writer’s Academy in March, Submissions that Sell! […]

January 6th, 2012

Talking Back to Your Brain

By Harry and Susan Squires

Harry and I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard from writers frustrated and “stuck” on their current work in progress.

Often they say something like, “Why am I such a crummy writer?” “Why is this book so hard to write?” Or sometimes you hear people express goals like, […]