Category: Writing

A great article for those looking to publish!

A great article for those looking to publish!

Left Behind to Write

It’s that time of year when I’m drowning in essays and thinking about the fate of the world at the same time. Today I thought about “No Child Left Behind.” I’m grateful that I don’t teach in that environment. Unfortunately, my students are a…

Critiquing

I hadn’t met with a writing critique group in a long time. Last month, I temporarily got over my fear of meeting new people and went to my first critique group. A critique group where you read your work aloud. Why did I ever…

“Fifty shades of Writer Frustration”

In another of my LinkedIn Writer Groups, Rebecca Byfield led a discussion (titled “50 Shades of Writer Frustration”) about fan fiction, with reference to Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey. It actually got me thinking about fan fiction, because I’d never really delved into that subject before….

Creative Writing Career. . .unfulfilled? Do we open the “Stable Job” door?

In one of my LinkedIn groups, someone proposed this question for discussion: Money-wise, is it worth quitting a secure job to do creative writing as a full-time career? I’m currently in retail, which is fine in terms of money & job security but not…

Voids

Right now, I am experiencing what can only be described as a creative void. It’s like my creativity and vitality are stuck in a white room with no doors or windows, sitting in a white chair unable to move. I can hear the dull…

Writers writing about writers

You would think there’s something almost egotistical about writers who write about writers. But then, if you’ve ever met a writer, you would know that isn’t true. Writers are right up there with comics as the most self-deprecating people you could ever meet.  Also,…