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.
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.
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.
Creativity is a fragile thing. It needs attention daily, without interruption. Claire Burge shares how to use lists to make this happen consistently every week.
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). You’ll get thoughts on aesthetics, craft, latest issues, tips and books to read. But it will feel like poetic narrative. And sometimes it will simply be poetic narrative.
After only dreaming of the writing life, a college girl starts to find her voice. Through poetry.
The athlete of the family lives in the shadow of her brother while secretly dreaming of a writing life of her own.
Is your writing instrument holding you back? Heather Eure explores the mystique of the Blackwing pencil. Maybe it’ll tell you how to become a better writer.
Want to know how to become a better writer? Go on an Artist Date, like Kathryn Neel did when she watched the Super Moon rise over the water.
A writing workshop that will go beyond the usual fare, as it helps you develop a lasting writing life.
Should you write a book? It’s a question many writers toy with. Charity Singleton Craig shares some perspective. And a little Italian.
Being a writer goes far beyond the usual “just write” advice. You might need cross-training, more than you think.
Summer means fiction. What are you doing with yours?