Why Writing Critiques May Not Work For You

Writers hear a lot about their weaknesses. Critiques are a way of life for us. We’re always asking people what’s wrong with our work. We feel like we have to hear criticism in order to improve. This may be true to some extent, but the longer I live the more I think that frequently seeking … Continue reading Why Writing Critiques May Not Work For You

Featured Writer on Wellness: Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell is the author of the young adult novels The Secret to Lying (Candlewick Press, Colorado Book Award Winner) and Backwards (Candlewick Press, CAL Book Award Winner), and the middle grade novel The Traitor King (Scholastic Press, Colorado Book Award Finalist). He’s also a writer for the graphic novel A Flight of Angels (Vertigo, … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Todd Mitchell

Featured Writer on Wellness: Anne Sweazy Kulju

Anne Sweazy Kulju has won awards for editorials and honors for short stories; now she writes award-winning western adventures heavily-steeped in historical fiction. Anne lives near Pacific City, Oregon, with an overworked husband and three rescued “Pibbles.” She is currently using her free time to study script continuity with her daughter. Both intend to elbow … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Anne Sweazy Kulju

Overcome the Writing Blahs: 7 Ways to Make Yourself Irresistible to the Muse

Do you feel blocked lately, sapped of ideas, or like your project has stalled? When you sit down to work, do you sigh deeply and resort to eating chocolates until your writing time is over? In other words, has it been awhile since the muse graced your doorstep? If so, it’s time to woo her … Continue reading Overcome the Writing Blahs: 7 Ways to Make Yourself Irresistible to the Muse

Featured Writer on Wellness: Holly Robinson

Novelist, journalist and celebrity ghost writer Holly Robinson is the author of several books, including The Gerbil farmer’s Daughter: A Memoir and the novels Beach Plum Island and Haven Lake.  Her articles and essays appear frequently in The Huffington Post, More, Parents, Redbook and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. She and her husband have … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Holly Robinson

7 Ways You Need to Change Your Work Area to Improve Your Writing

Where do you do your writing (or other creative) work? You may not have thought much about it, but it’s important. Really important. Did you know that certain things about your writer’s nook can actually make you stressed out or sleepy? Other things can cause you headaches, make you less productive, or distract you from … Continue reading 7 Ways You Need to Change Your Work Area to Improve Your Writing

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