Discussion topics

  • This is why people go on retreats. To be able to unplug and ignore, tune out the noise, and just focus on one's art and craft. Oh, what I would give to get into Yaddo!
  • Started by Jenny Steffan
    There are different types of humidifiers each of which have their own unique features depending on the purpose they serve. We will talk about these humidifiers and the...
    • 0
    • 0
  • Here are a couple I've used in workshops I've given recently. Because the prompts I make up are always based on excerpts from published works (so the writer has amodel for his his/her response), I...


  • Mag Dimond posted a status
    Window of Tolerance During these uncertain and frightening times, I do a lot of wondering about just how all of us put up with cruelty, racism, random fear, greed...
  • Jane Jordan posted a status
    Deconstructing Dark Romance, (Exploring the darker side of human nature in fiction) What is dark romance? That was a question I was asked recently. For me as a...


  • 1. Read poetry - out loud, even very loud if needed to break through all the other noise in your head  2. If you always write from one perspective or point of view, write from another, something strange or inanimate 3. Just write anything.... like three tips for rejuvenating your writing life:)
  • This is a really nice post, and you've got it; "Good stories come from the heart." Practice is the best rule of thumb. Like you've summed up... shut out the noise and just write. No writer will ever run short of critics.
  • Great post, Julija. You and I seem to be on the same path as it was in Feb/09 that I attended a writer's conference (in Richmond, BC) at which we were told by an onlin...