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.
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 can you start a revolution, one little step at a time? It might just begin by keeping a reading notebook. Discover how.
Literacy specialist Callie Feyen says the best way to help children write is first to listen.
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.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your August pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her August goodreads.
Charity Singleton Craig applies the tidying principles of the KonMari organization method to your writing. Will it change your life?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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? It might take more than paper and pen (or keyboard). Get the best “in” on how to take your poems to the next level.
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.
Dena Dyer explores lessons she learned about how to become a better writer through her work in the theater.
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.