The Craft of Writing

Let's use this place to share links and resources related to the craft of writing. Share something you have written about craft or links to other great resources. (Please do not post your latest blog entry unless it is specifically about the craft of writing.)

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topic: specific link or URL, site (date)


Metaphor: Think Backward to Write Meaningful Metaphors, Write It Sideways (1/30/12)

You may also post the name of your favorite writing book or magazine and a link to it, if available.

Feel free to include a brief description or what you found intriguing or helpful about your recommended resource. 

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Grammar dilemmas?

Started by Susan Bearman. Last reply by Emiliana Martín Jul 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Anyone have any touchy grammar issues to debate, or any great resources on grammar?Continue

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Comment by M.C. Simon on September 14, 2014 at 10:19am

Another week... another Thought <3

What If ... I am a cell or a virus? :P

Comment by Anne Leigh Parrish on February 27, 2014 at 9:24am

I'd like to share a piece I wrote for the Yeah Write Review last summer, which also appeared on my blog.

Narrating Emotion: The Honest Writer: Narrating Emotion (7/12/13)

Comment by Denise Long on February 15, 2014 at 8:38pm

Anybody looking to become a better self-editor?

Those of you in the midst of the arduous process of editing your most recent project and feeling a little overwhelmed or lost should check out this Self-Editing course I am teaching through WOW! Women on Writing.

It begins February 24, and spots are still available!

Comment by Susan Bearman on May 8, 2013 at 1:12pm

Hi, Everyone,

I would like to invite you to a workshop I am giving with April Eberhardt on the Friday before Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago.

Join us on Friday, June 7 for Pathways to Publication: Choosing the Best Way to Reach Your Readers. We hope those in the Chicago area or those coming to town for Lit Fest will join us. Click here for more information and to register.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Susan Bearman

Comment by Rheanna Raynes on February 6, 2013 at 3:58pm

Hello all.

HELP. I am looking for input and advice from you all regarding my newest blog.

It is not my intent to deflect or reject viewers or supporters, but rather to draw attention and bring awareness to this issue.  

My Problem is that it is an ugly, disgusting issue, one which no-one wants to see or to hear about even though it is very real.  Unfortunately  it is not difficult  to come up with subjects or subject matter.  

It is however, a very tough subject emotionally for me, so therefore, I find it hard to write with any flare or objectiveness that might draw in followers, spark change and maybe even save just one life.

I have tried to present just the facts, cases, statistics, ect.  Now it needs some love and some life.

Please, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.


Comment by Susan Bearman on January 22, 2013 at 9:11pm

I have a new piece up on Write It Sideways about writing retreats, featuring a great interview with Amy Wheeler of Hedgebrook in WA and a first-hand account of a resident's experience at Ragdale in IL. 

Comment by Nancy Hinchliff on November 26, 2012 at 7:16pm

Check out how some BL writers get their inspiration to take on major projects:

Comment by Nancy Hinchliff on November 7, 2012 at 5:07pm

"...the memories are coming from all directions and dealing with time lines is difficult."  Emergent Memoir:

Comment by Nancy Hinchliff on October 31, 2012 at 5:55am

Should writers pay for reviews?

Comment by Lynne Favreau on September 22, 2012 at 8:48am

Hi Nancy, I agree, I love King's On Writing. I always recommend that one and Elizabeth George's Write Away as contrast.



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