Workout Wednesday! 6.26.2019

Getting Published in 3 "Easy" Steps No matter why we write, we strive for the validation that someone else likes the words we write enough to print them in a publication read by some number of people, all of whom we do not know.  Writers like us know this is difficult, but we still dream …

Motivational Mondays Writing Challenge! 6.24.2019

One Way to Begin a Story Once upon a time.  Such a classic phrase.  When we read it, we often think of fairy tales from our childhood.  My husband tells of his college professor who told students this phrase was the cure for writer’s block.  He would say something like, “Just type out ‘Once upon …

Motivational Mondays Writing Challenge – 6.17.2019

Writing Celebrations Think about this:  all the characters you write about have birthdays and perhaps even favorite holidays.  How will you describe a celebration to your readers?  Who is your protagonist?  How are they feeling?  Are they celebrating wholeheartedly?  Or is something bothering them?  Do they hate holidays?  If so, why?  Set the scene for …

Writing? In the Summer?

Building Your Writing Practice - Workout Wednesday The tyranny of the urgent often seems to be a guiding force in my life.  Especially in summer, there is always something pressing that needs doing right now:  watering the wilting flower baskets, picking up prescriptions in town, pick up at the CSA, going to Farmers Market, mowing …