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.
Are you planning to attend a writing conference this Spring or Summer? Charity Singleton Craig has 5 tips to help you make the most of your next one.
While oft celebrated as a meticulous Pop artist with recognizable use of color, line, and shape, Charity Singleton Craig sees Robert Indiana as a poet, novelist and memoirist.
What can children’s play teach you about how to be a writer? It can teach you how to pretend, which maybe a step in your writing journey.
Do you need to set limits in your writing life in order to focus on writing? Charity Singleton Craig sees the irony, and the need to focus.
Can studying the work of a visual artist teach you how to become a better writer? Charity Singleton Craig thinks so, with four paintings by Henri Matisse.
The work of Henri Matisse was not made to capture an impression, nor an exacting representation. His work captures the essence. Sort of like good writing.
How to generate writing ideas is a frequent question–and writing topic–for writers. How do you get your ideas? Charity Singleton Craig shares four ways.
Charity Singleton Craig shares book recommendations between results of recent cancer tests. Have you read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry?
Should you write a book? It’s a question many writers toy with. Charity Singleton Craig shares some perspective. And a little Italian.