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!
This blog by Cher'ley Grogg When trying to express oneself, it's frankly quite absurd, To leaf through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word. A little spontaneity keeps conversation keen, You need to find a way to say, precisely what you mean... Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious! If you … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Big Words? by Cher’ley
Posted by M. K. Waller A while back, I accepted a challenge to write a book review of Nancy Peacock’s memoir A Broom of One’s Own in only four sentences. Starting well before the due date, I wrote the first sentence of the review over and over, and deleted it over and over. For a while I wrote the … Continue reading 4-Sentence Review: A Broom of One’s Own
Posted by M. K. Waller Want to know how I think up topics for blog posts? Of course you do. I use several techniques: A topic comes to me about 9:00 p.m. and I write fast and then stay up all night fixing it (and hoping readers can tell it's been fixed), finding pictures, and … Continue reading Inspiration, Desperation, Suspiration, Broccoli…
Writing Wranglers and Warriors welcomes a new blogger, Ronel Janse van Vuuren Posted by Ronel Janse van Vuuren A few months ago I shared on my blog that someone tried to burn my property down. Anyhow, ever since then I didn’t go down to the compost heap (who wants to see the depressing scar?). But … Continue reading Lessons in Writing from the Compost Heap #writersjourney #amwriting
Posted by M. K. Waller ***** Why do writers write? Anyone who's ever sworn at a blinking cursor has asked herself that question at some point. Or at many, many points. ~ Meredith Maran In Why We Write, twenty authors answer that question. Below are quotations from six of their essays. *** I write because … Continue reading Why Do David Baldacci and I Write?
Posted by: Karen Ingalls Once I arrived home from the doctor’s office I knew that I wanted to journal my fears and questions, and what had been happening to my body for the past few months. Writing was a tool I had used most of my life to rise above, or outshine, sexual abuse, family … Continue reading MY JOURNEY BECOMING A PUBLISHED AUTHOR
This post by Keri De Deo When I meet people and mention that I'm an author and editor, they often launch into their book writing aspirations. They end the discussion with the statement, “But I don’t know where to start.” Yes, Lewis Carroll said, “Begin at the beginning,” but it’s not as … Continue reading So, You Want to Write A Book…
Posted by Keri De Deo In his book, On Writing, Stephen King talks about two different kinds of writing: writing with the door closed and writing with the door open. First, you write with the door closed. That means you write for yourself. After you’ve done that, you open the door and revise your writing … Continue reading What Editors Want