For the “track folk who just love the smell of Ethanol” and the “parade wavers” and “hot dog chompers, ” Hoosier poet Adam Henze becomes the first official poet of the Indy 500 on its 100th run.
Charity Singleton Craig meets Indiana Poet Laureate Shari Wagner and considers how to make poetry more accessible to more people.
When you plan for your book release, don’t overlook libraries in your book marketing plan. Working with libraries can be fun, fulfilling, and financially surprising.
From the open stacks to the creaking wood floors, Charity Singleton Craig recalls the “best buildings” of the Carnegie Library legacy.
What feels like writer’s block might just be giving up too soon. Charity Singleton Craig challenges writers to use persistence toward better creativity.
Charity Singleton Craig reflects on following the ghost of James Whitcomb Riley through Hoosier country.
Follow your passion, don’t follow your passion. The advice is changing day to day. Charity Singleton Craig considers which route is best.
Working from home has its perks, but can also have its downside, like professional loneliness. Charity Singleton Craig—and Hemingway—have thoughts on that.
Would imposing constraints help or hinder your creativity? Charity Singleton Craig explores both sides of working inside and thinking outside the box.
Want to get involved in a writing group, or get more out of one you’re in? Charity Singleton Craig has ideas to help you start, join and make the most of a writing group.
How does a writer tell the truth in her writing when it doesn’t line up perfectly with the facts? Charity Singleton Craig considers the writer’s delusion.
When did poetry become a private pursuit? Charity Singleton Craig explores the role of poetry in changing public discourse.
In this look at automation in creative work, Charity Singleton Craig ponders how being like a robot can help you become a better writer, and whether she should plan a career shift toward being personal assistant to a robot.
Why Mark Twain (and countless high school students) wants to dig up Jane Austen and find her shin bone. Love it or hate it, Pride and Prejudice still tops the charts.
Do you have a grievance to file against poetry? Charity Singleton Craig is staffing the Office of Poetry Grievances today.
Charity Singleton Craig sees self-editing like the touch-up work after painting a room. Come with a paint can for 4 self-editing tips.
In the conclusion of our series on the progression of a writing life, Charity Singleton Craig considers the role of strategy in mapping out your path.
In Part 3 of our series on the progression of a writing life, Charity Singleton Craig considers the handling the falls and rejection that happen along the way.
In Part 2 of our series on the progression of a writing life, Charity Singleton Craig considers the role of risk for writers—and snowboarders.
In a new four-part series, Charity Singleton Craig envisions a possible progression of the writing life through the lens of a snowboarder, beginning with the role of play.