Month: January 2015

Digging Deeper by Carolyn R. Wilker


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In a recent class I taught on finding the stories that matter, my retired adult students named people they’d like to write about and more importantly, people in their lives who meant a great deal to them. The students’ stories, in this case, often came from childhood memo Read More

Get Busy and Get It Done by Janice L. Dick


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The Christmas season has come and gone and the New Year is upon us. My non-literary life has been busy, but I can’t come up with any more reasonable excuses to take time off from the hard work of writing, so I’ve been crafting guest blogs for various sites I’ve committed to. I thought Read More

Willing to Move by Brenda J. Wood


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I told myself I’d earned a rest from the drudgery of real life. What would a few days matter anyway? Presents were purchased, wrapped, and delivered. Cookies and pies lined the freezer walls. Those with nowhere to go had been invited to share our turkey dinner. Why, I’d even cleaned long neglected corners. What Read More

Writers Must Read by Steph Beth Nickel


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Stephen King said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as tha Read More

Happy New Year


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It’s here . . . a brand new year with brand new writing opportunities. Here are twelve suggestions to make this your best year Read More