Month: November 2015

Writing When Life Gets Crazy by Jack Popjes


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Shortly after I agreed to write this blog post on the topic “Writing When Life Gets Crazy,” it did. The saying “It never rains but it pours” is apt for my life right now. I received invitations to speak at 7 events taking place within 18 days. Our chronically ill youngest daughter took a Read More

Writing When Life Gets Crazy by Pamela Mytroen


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When isn’t life crazy? Job, family responsibilities, and news events crash against us like the wind batting and shaking our homes. If that’s not enough, then the media whispers ceaselessly around the cracks of our windows, letting us know that we are not beautiful, wealthy, or powerful enough. And yet we must take ti Read More

Nothing is Wasted by Violet Nesdoly


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For most of us writers, working demands a certain amount of predictability and solitude. But life doesn’t always deliver that. Sometimes it gets crazy. Then the question becomes this: Do we continue to write or do we drop the pen and surrender to circumstances? To begin to answer these questions, let’s look at so Read More

12 Ways to Carve Out Writing Time by Steph Beth Nickel


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Sometimes life gets crazy busy. I know. I know. That’s an understatement. However . . . If we’re going to actually write (and not just dream about “someday”), we have to carve out some time. Here are a dozen suggestions on how to d Read More