Written by Renee Kimball Recommended Reading: Writing Alone and with others, The guide that will beat the block, banish fear, and help create lasting work, by Pat Schneider- Writer, Poet-Healer, and Shaman. An instructional guide to self-healing through writing Pat Schneider is a poet-healer, a guide and shaman who believes writing is the means … Continue reading Book Review: Pat Schneider’s Writing Alone and with Others — by Renee Kimball
Post written by Keri De Deo The United States seems to be in crisis. According to the CDC, suicide rates have increased 30% since 1999. There were 45,000 suicides in 2016 alone! Naturally, we hear mostly about celebrities and public figures. There also seems to be a snowball effect. According to CNN, “suicide contagion” is … Continue reading We Need You!
Posted by K. P. Gresham And here I am, talking about . . . excrement. I had a professor one time (Professor Kulkarni at Rice University) tell me that all experiences are like tomato seeds. Plant them in your thought process and see what grows. We're talking a basic simile here. And here's what … Continue reading Research Requires Fertilization – by KP Gresham
Posted by Helen Currie Foster Okay, you know writers have to make choices. I began writing the Alice MacDonald Greer mysteries from a single point of view—Alice’s. As you all know, whether in first person or third, making this choice in an amateur sleuth mystery requires the writer to figure out how the protagonist can … Continue reading Never Mind the Villain!: Dorothy Sayers and Point of View
I am writing about the ads on TV about detoxifying your body with special Foot Pads. They say they are based on ancient Japanese medical secrets and contain magic ingredients. There are also costly the detox foot baths at spas. They say both get rid of toxins through your feet that cause everything from arthritis … Continue reading The false ads on TV about detoxifying your body with special Foot Pads and spa footpaths
by Ronel Janse van Vuuren I wasn’t sure what to write for this month’s post: I have so many ideas! But with the feeling of Spring/Autumn in the air I went with that. In my part of the world it is Autumn. It’s a beautiful time of year when the leaves turn into shades of … Continue reading Autumn Cleaning: Re-evaluating Things #writerslife
By Noreen Cedeño Who doesn’t like a good ghost story? Ghost stories have a long history, going back as far as we have written records. In the Bible, 1 Samuel 28 records the story of King Saul seeking the ghost of the dead Samuel. In the 1st century A.D., Roman statesman Pliny … Continue reading Ghost Stories
Today Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, David Ciambrone Posted by Dave Ciambrone You will hear writers sometime say, “I can’t write right now, the muse hasn’t been with me.” They wait for the muse or the inspiration to hit in order to write. You can wait forever. Writers have also said that once … Continue reading Finding the Muse
Today Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, Helen Currie Foster Posted by Helen Currie Foster I’m so used to the pressure of fast-moving fiction. “Does this scene advance the action?” “Should I pare down this description?” Now and then I’m reminded, though, of the need to take a dive. A deep, deep dive. … Continue reading The Deep Dive
Today Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, novelist K.P. Gresham Posted by K.P. Gresham Writing for me is both a compulsion and an exploration. I know, I know, they say "write what you know," but I'd add another clause on that. Write what you know and/or what you'd like to research. The best … Continue reading I Love Research and Nolan Ryan!