So recently a strange thought hit me: Becoming an author mirrors internal growth patterns and processes one experiences during…Continue
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Today's poem is written from the sayings found in fortune cookies:
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I've posted an advance review of writer and poet Kelly Cherry's marvelous new collection of short stories, "Twelve Women in a Country Called America":
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Not all literary agents are created equal. Agent Kristin Nelson and author Karen Dionne have seen the good, the bad, and the truly ugly. In this article series, “Think Like an Agent,” they pool their expertise.
Simply put, a literary agent is the person an author hires to manage his or her…Continue
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Posted new poem, "Blue Blurred":
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Posted Monday Muse profile of Benjamin Myers, Oklahoma's new Poet Laureate:
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From Orly Konig Lopez at Writers In The Storm
Hi everyone, I’m Orly and I’m a challenge addict.
It started innocently enough. You know, a writing challenge here to get motivated, another challenge there to get a draft done. Pretty soon it became multiple challenges a month. What can I say, there’s just…
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Don't even try to deny the fact we all procrastinate sometimes! When you are a writer, a creative person who needs many factors to get inspiration and come up with great ideas, the word "procrastination" sounds really awful and impossible to defeat...
Do you want to know a secret? Procrastination…Continue
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As such I reflected a bit about writing memoir and what it means to be authentic, naked, and vulnerable on the page. This essay originally appeard on Kathy Pooler's blog Memoir Writer's Journey. …
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We are ladies who write. And it would be logical to suppose we read a lot too. Reading a book, we do not usually think about a personality of its author, about his/her motivation to write that book, about his/her habits that helped them finish that writing masterpiece...
After finishing the book, we start analyzing it. And what a big surprize it can become for us when we learn more facts about its writer and realize it was his/her... weird or even awkward habit that helped them…
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Today, social media is an important component of a writer’s life, but it’s equally important to know when to turn it off. For some of us, this is no easy task, which…Continue
Posted Thought for the Day, quote from Toni Morrison's Nobel Lecture of 1993:
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No matter what stage you are in your writing career, there are always things to learn. Here are a list of books to guide you in your writing education.
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The Zen of Writing?
An oxymoron, I’d say. At least, that’s my first reaction. In my mind, the act—but more specially the art—of writing requires you to be active and engaged. Bent over a ream of paper on a desk, pen in hand, or your fingers poised over a keyboard; in either case, you mine your mind and you turn out one word after another until you have built a world, a life, a dream that never existed before.
The whole act of creative writing seems to violate the spirit…Continue
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Hello fellow members, if anyone is getting together a blog hop for authors I would like to be included. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted new poem, "Love":
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Posted Thought for the Day, a quote from Yahia Lababidi's poem 'Feelings':
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New Release. Love ... Up in Smoke: A Contemporary Firefighter Romance, is Inkwell Editorial Publishing's newest release It's available on AllRomanceEbooks now at…Continue
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Students often come to me with trouble transitioning from descriptive writing to deeper critical analysis. Others want advice on making the leap from simply noting strengths and weaknesses to interrogating texts and developing their own critical perspective.
The list stems from several years of assembling writing advice and narrowing down the most effective ways to get started or to push your ideas further. This list is by no means all-encompassing, but I hope it will spark new ideas…Continue
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