Top 7 Things I Learned...

If you haven’t already, check out my AWP conference wrap-up.  Here are the top 7 things I learned,  in no particular order: 1. The reports of the death of print are greatly exaggerated. It’s more of an evolution, or perhaps a mutation. Case in point: for all the talk of ebook...

Writing Everyday

So today is Day 17 of my 750words.com January challenge.  I’m happy to report that I’m on a 17 day streak of writing about 3 pages each day.  Some days, it’s not until 11:30pm when I realize that I’m about to lose and need to step up to the plate and bang something out.  Some days...

Writer’s Block

  “Many people hear voices when no-one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up on rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.” ~ Meg Chittenden          Writer’s Block.  It sucks.  I apologize...

The Importance of the ...

How important is grad school for writers?

Three places to write ...

Thumbscribes What is it? This site allows you to create a stories and poems collaboratively – exquisite corpse style. Create a private ‘scribe’ with people you know, or participate in the art of creation with people from around the world. Why? You never know what you’re...

Tips to Nurture Your C...

Okay, here are my time-tested tips for encouraging and improving creativity: Be nosy. Forget. Keep it moving. Steal. Give up. Recently I was talking to a friend about our new literary magazine and he remarked that he wished he were creative enough to write. He said he had lots of ideas,...

The Sky’s the Li...

Identifying yourself as a writer is putting it out into the universe and setting a goal, big or small, vague or specific, with an expectation that it will be met. ~ Leslye Reaves   I have to be totally honest.  When I found out that we would be sharing blogging duties among all of the...

When do you call yours...

I was out with my husband at the movies one day and ran into a woman whom I had met in a writing class a few months before.  I introduced her to my husband by saying, “This is so-and-so, she’s a poet.”  I had no qualms whatsoever about using that identifier since I always...