The Other W Questions of Writing Over the past three weeks, we’ve touched on what to write and why. Today, let’s delve briefly into the Who, When, Where, and How questions. Who? This may seem like a silly question. As a writer, you may say, “Well, d’uh! The answer is me of course.” But you
Consider These Writing Opportunities Today let’s look at five writing opportunities you may not have considered. Picture Books Whether or not you ever publish a children’s book, there are many skills to be learned from writing a picture book manuscript—or two or three. Check out a stack of picture books from your local library. I
What They Write and Why Are you part of a writers’ group? The ladies I’ve met with over the past decade are diverse, as is their writing. But we’ve learned much during our time together, including what we want to write and why—for now at least. Memoir Barbara is working on a talk she will
What Should I Write? This is the first in a four-part series exploring what you should write and why. Whether you make your living as a writer or are brand new to the adventure, it’s good to ask yourself these questions from time to time. How do you decide what to write? Here are nine
Are you looking to develop an online presence? Do you want potential readers to recognize your work at a glance? Do you want to get started without hiring a professional—or several professionals?
I can relate to the following five fears. Maybe you can too.
This is the reason my bookshelves are bowing under the weight of skills development and reference books and my inbox is bursting with countless links to the online courses I’ve purchased.
These materials are great—if we use them. I have to admit some of the items I purchase are outdated before I get around to reading them and implementing what I’ve learned. Not good!
There’s nothing I enjoy much more than taking a walk, camera in hand. Below are a few pictures I’ve taken over the years. May they inspire your writing. Steph Beth Nickel is the coauthor of Paralympian Deborah L. Willows’ memoir, Living Beyond My Circumstances, published by Castle Quay Books. They are currently working on a follow-up
Like most writers, I want my work to shine. I’m not particularly interested in awards or acclaim, but I do want it to be the best it can be.
And now for the disclaimer …
I want the first draft to burst forth sparkling like a perfectly cut diamond.
I know. I know. Not going to happen!