By Katie Lewis Other writers are one of the best and arguably most overlooked tools at a writer’s disposal. I’m about as reclusive as they come, and even I will admit it’s worth it to network, even if it’s hard. There are plenty of ways to reach that goal. Some involve organized events, and someContinue reading “How to Make Friends And Be Influenced BY People”
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Where’s Leonard Nemoy When You Need Him?
(In Search of . . . A Good Book) By David E. Sharp After closing the cover on my latest literary conquest, I set the book aside. I let my opinion settle on the story I had just read. It was all right. It kept my attention enough to see me through to the end.Continue reading “Where’s Leonard Nemoy When You Need Him?”
You Already Know What You Already Know
By Renate Hancock Overcome the obstacles in your writing life with four simple steps you already know. You can stop reading right now if: Keep reading if you’re a writer who sneaks past your WIP to search writing blogs for courage and inspiration.
A Matter of More
By Brian Kaufman As a baby, my parents liked to tell me how I heard my first violin and burst into tears. The pure, rich tones sound more like a human voice than any other instrument, except maybe a blue guitar note. That’s why emotional scenes in movies make use of an orchestral background. That’sContinue reading “A Matter of More”
One Overwhelming Reason To Write
(Even Though It’s All Been Said Before) By Renate Hancock Writing isn’t a piece of cake because we all know it isn’t. It’s hard. It takes energy, discipline, and creativity to create something fresh and engaging enough that someone else will want to read it. And you know what they say: “It’s all been said before.” SoContinue reading “One Overwhelming Reason To Write”
Shaking The New Year Up
By Katie Lewis As a young child, I filled notebooks with stories based on my favorite television shows and movies. Digimon, Pokémon, and The Land Before Time. In fourth grade, I wrote a horrifically unscientific murder mystery starring Scully and Mulder of The X-Files for a short story assignment. I was twelve when I began posting my stories online forContinue reading “Shaking The New Year Up”
Refresh Your Writing
By Brian Kaufman It’s January. Snow, bitter cold, a false spring for seven days somewhere in the middle, crowded gyms, and empty restaurants. (Of course, who knows what the rest of January holds for us with climate change at the helm.) A time for resolutions.
The Year I Wrote for Myself
By Katie Lewis Looking back at 2022, I’m tempted to be disappointed by how much I wrote (or rather how little). Every year brings new challenges, both to life and in writing. This year had different challenges from last year, so comparing the two is only partially fair. While I may not have produced theContinue reading “The Year I Wrote for Myself”
Tail Spinning through Tale Spinning
By David E. Sharp Gripping the reins of my imagination, I pull them back with a white-knuckle grip, desperate to gain altitude before this whole thing crashes into the dark, cold ocean of dejection and everything goes to pieces. My caffeine gauge hovers over empty. My single operational engine sputters and sparks. How did itContinue reading “Tail Spinning through Tale Spinning”
Writing My Way Through 2022
By Shelley Widhalm In 2020, I was pretty much done with writing, overwhelmed with trying to keep my freelance writing and editing business afloat and supplementing it with a gig grocery store job. Despite my sort of giving up, I still went to conferences and belonged to writing groups like Northern Colorado Writers (see https://northerncoloradowriters.com).Continue reading “Writing My Way Through 2022”