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A Daughter’s Suicide Leads to a Father’s Memoir

A Writing for Change Featured Post I’m so excited and honored to launch this new feature—Writing for Change—with John’s story. He lost his daughter, Casey, to suicide in 2008. He has since become an advocate for suicide prevention, and share’s Casey’s story in his book, The Girl Behind the Door. My family had a pretty […]


Facing the Truth About Your WIP: Advice from Rocky III

A big thank you to my friend and author Claudia White (pictured here) for inviting me to join the Work in Progress (WIP) Blog Tour. Claudia has already published two books in a series: Aesop’s Fables and Key to Kashdune. (You can read more about her on her Writing and Wellness feature.) She’s now at […]


Featured Writer on Wellness: Cullyn Royson

Cullyn Royson is a twenty-something fresh out of undergrad. When she isn’t interning to get into graduate school or working, she enjoys kayaking and swimming. You can find her chilling on Wattpad, Twitter, or Tumblr when she should be writing. Royson’s debut novel, Seducer Fey, was finalist for the Nancy Pearl Award in the traditionally […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Lucinda Stein

A school librarian for twenty-one years, Lucinda Stein’s love of books led to writing. She believes writing is a way to explore and navigate life. Her short stories have appeared in The South Dakota Review, Fine Lines, “Women Writing the West” online, and in the near future, Pooled Ink. Her novel, Three Threads Woven, was […]

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How to Disarm a Writer’s Inner Demons

In my own struggle to do the work I’m compelled to do, I’m often reminded of the idea that we must “battle our own demons.” American novelist and screenwriter William Goldman once said, “…the haunting Demon never leaves you, that Demon being the knowledge of your own terrible limitations, your hopeless inadequacy, the impossibility of […]

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Featured Writer on Wellness: Victoria Pinder

Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston and then moved to Miami. She always wrote stories to entertain herself. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, but when she sat down to see what she enjoyed doing, writing was the obvious answer. The Zoastra Affair, Chaperoning Paris, Borrowing the Doctor, Electing Love, […]

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