I’m currently teaching my First Five Pages class at Lawson Writer’s Academy. I love helping writers strengthen their all-important openings. Joe Zarek is one of my students, and has agreed to allow me to share his ‘before and after’ first page.… Read the post
Our Writers in the Storm team chose single guiding words in 2016, and 2017, 2018, and 2019.
My word for 2020: Hope
Hope is my favorite four letter word. It keeps me moving
forward. Even in the dark days when I worry about digging myself out of the
current dilemma, the hope that all will be well lights my way.… Read the post
Description, run-on words, similes and metaphors are all ways to get your meaning across to your reader. I got the first two, but metaphors and similes....they were a bit fuzzy (school was a looooong time ago for me).… Read the post
I looked it up. This blog was born in April of 2010, when our critique group sat in Charla Rae’s office and came up with the crazy idea of a blog to help writers improve their craft and not feel so alone, working in solitude.… Read the post