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Writing Practice

How to Turn Your 'Off' Writing Days Into 'On' Days

Brooke Warner | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Brooke Warner

When it comes to the discipline of writing, there's a lot of talk about showing up. Butt in chair. Schedule the time. Keep your dates with yourself. All of this is good advice, and the most successful and prolific authors have the disposition or the drive or the self-governance required to stay the course on the long and arduous journey of writing a book, or multiple books.

The Daylight Marriage: Q & A With Heidi Pitlor

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

In Heidi Pitlor's The Daylight Marriage, when wife Hannah disappears, her husband, Lovell must not only wonder why and grieve her absence but face the...

If Only I Could Find the Time to Write

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.13.2014 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

If you want to be an actual writer that puts words down on the page, you may need to change how you look writing and make choices to do it. It isn't the forces of the world that conspire against your time for writing -- it's your own way of approaching the world.

Finding The Words

Liz Madans | Posted 02.27.2014 | Education
Liz Madans

Are the old masters to be left alone to the practice of writing, while we watch and marvel from the sidelines? I know that everyone has a story to tell, but perhaps it is an English teacher's closeness to the words that renders the wistfulness almost ironic.

What's a "Big Book" and Should I Write One?

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennie Nash

When I told her about my novel idea, my agent said, "Think big." My editor has said this to me before, as well, during a revision of my last book.

Drinking from Our Own Wells: Celebrating National Poetry Month

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Cunningham

Reading and writing poetry restores our sense of awe and connection; it uses words to take us to the wordless. When you write poetry, it changes the way you perceive.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Clothier

Practice. It's a word that I find more and more on my lips and at the tips of my fingers as they ply the keyboard. It describes an activity that has...