Are you stuck in your writing process? Try a vision board. Callie Feyen’s incorporates bee hives and dragon claws.
Where Foreshadowing and Symbolism Meet: Adumbration
Create layers and depth in your writing by trying the technique of adumbration, which occurs at the intersection of foreshadowing and symbolism. Charity Singleton Craig explains how.
Read Like a Writer: Mary Oliver’s “Upstream”
Charlotte Donlon invites us to “read like a writer,” discovering both a rich past and an immediate present in the present tense writing of Mary Oliver’s “Upstream.”
How to Start a Revolution in a Reading Notebook
How can you start a revolution, one little step at a time? It might just begin by keeping a reading notebook. Discover how.
Teach It: How Do They Tell a Story? First, You Listen
Literacy specialist Callie Feyen says the best way to help children write is first to listen.
Reading in the Wild: October’s Pages
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your October pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her October good reads.
Reading in the Wild: August’s pages
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your August pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her August goodreads.
The Word-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Writing
Charity Singleton Craig applies the tidying principles of the KonMari organization method to your writing. Will it change your life?
Writing Coach Podcast Series – Fill the Gap
Ann Kroeker, Writing Coach, encourages you to keep at your writing, even when you feel intimidated by the Greats and see a gap between your skill level and theirs. As you fill the gap, you’ll learn to write.
The Writing Life: The Writer’s Delusion and Telling it Slant
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.
Artist Date: A February March
Want to open up your creativity? Maybe you need an Artist’s Date. Bundle up and take a winter’s walk on the ice with LW Lindquist.
Become a Better Writer: I Am Not a Robot
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.
4 Self-Editing Tips: Bring a Paint Can and Brush
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.
Revamping The Raven—and Other Writing Mischief
What does it mean to have a well-rounded writing approach? It might require a dog, a cup of tea, and Poe’s “The Raven.”
A Poetry Dare for National Poetry Month
Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining in our first ever large group Poetry Dare. Read a poem a day with us, with the daily offerings from Every Day Poems or a choose a poet to read for the month.
How to Write a Poem (or a Hundred): The Poets
How to write a poem? It might take more than paper and pen (or keyboard). Get the best “in” on how to take your poems to the next level.
Memoir Notebook: The Bright Orders
By way of our Memoir Notebook, we want you to meander, get caught up, find yourself taken to places you hadn’t intended to go (but are so glad, in the end, that you went). Today, Wm. Anthony Connolly talks about ghosts and Olympia Café.
Become a Better Writer: 5 Things the Theater Taught Me About Writing
Dena Dyer explores lessons she learned about how to become a better writer through her work in the theater.
3 Rules for Pretending to Be a Writer
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.
The Writing Life: Setting Limits to Become a Better Writer
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.