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Music: The Key To Your Best Writing Ideas

Listen to the full discussion here: “Everyone, stay calm!” Dialogue paced back and forth. Description and Character Development huddled in the corner. Pacing, Conflict, and Plot crowded the exit after they failed to break it down. *** You look through your backpack for the third time, confirming once again that your new earbuds aren’t there.... Continue Reading →

The Details

Welcome! Below is a short piece I wrote for you. If you don't prefer to read, listen along instead: Photos of wedding flowers littered the table for the past hour. Across the table, the florist held stems of roses and carnations and ferns. My future mother-in-law sat on my right and my mother sat on... Continue Reading →

Wine to Words

Edited by my friend, Allison Minnick, I have a Christmas short I wrote to share with you all this year. Enjoy and happy holidays!   She sat on the ground of her garage doused in wine and stared at the shards of glass sprinkled around her. The aromas of oaky merlot and sweet pinot grigio... Continue Reading →

Why Should Writers Use Twitter?

For many people outside of the marketing realm, social media sometimes has a negative connotation. For us writers, that is definitely not the case. It's far more than scrolling through newsfeeds for hours or catching up on what celebrity broke up with their long-time boyfriend (gasp!).  I would go so far as to say that... Continue Reading →

Your 100-Word Challenge Awaits

A challenge I have always faced in writing is trying to be less wordy. Whether it was academic or creative writing, I always wrote too many words, and sometimes still do. This was a major focus for me during grad school: say more by writing less. Listen to the full discussion here: Some tips for... Continue Reading →

How To Write Believable Characters

Other than plot, your characters play a major role in your stories. Without characters, there wouldn’t be much of a story, right? And without believable characters, there may not be much of a good story. And we’re all here to take a stab at good--great--writing! For the full discussion, listen below: Whether you are a planner... Continue Reading →

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