Fueling the Fires

When your work involves being creative, it can be hard to come up with new ideas day after day, hour after hour. To maintain a creative life, you need to feed your creativity. Visit new places, look at new works of art, eavesdrop on new conversations, read new books/articles/posts, try your hand at a new…

An Exercise in Perspective

One of the best things about being writers is that we get to play with reality. When we craft fiction, poetry, and even creative nonfiction, we can bend and twist the boundaries of our identity, the identities of our speakers and characters, and even the world around us. Of course, there are varying degrees of…

November Giveaway!

Greetings from #NaNoWriMo Land! I’m in the thick of things with my first ever NaNo, and it is going better than expected! Of course, it’s only Day 4 but so far, I’m ahead of my word count goals and I’m not getting caught up in my typical perfectionist trap.  Go me!  I’m also doing the #NovPAD…

The Writing Life: Get Creative for Halloween with Tombstone Prompts

*Don’t forget to comment on my Giveaway and Tweet daily for a chance to win!  Ends 10/25!* A few years ago, I was teaching a workshop-style creative writing class to middle school and high school girls and decided to focus on “horror” as the genre for October. I did a different warm-up exercise each week, and…