7 Reasons Why a Writer Needs Heroes

Who are your writing heroes? Can you name them—right now? Do you know who they are? Does it matter? I’ve asked a number of people these questions. I’ve been amazed by how many blank looks I’ve received. Maybe it’s because my writing heroes are so important to me—and I believe, to my progression as a … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why a Writer Needs Heroes

Looking Past the Wolves to See the Truth in a Story

Hollywood isn’t known for its multi-layered box-office smashes. They don’t often make millions with metaphorical masterpieces. The general word is that Americans don’t like them. They like their stories nice and neat, simple and straightforward, properly wrapped up and sealed at the end. Apparently, that’s why many of them scored the movie The Grey (2011) … Continue reading Looking Past the Wolves to See the Truth in a Story

Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Kirazian

Lisa Kirazian is a writer of plays, screenplays, articles and a novel series. Her scripts have been produced and published nationwide and she directs for stage and screen. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Performing Arts Magazine, NPR/KPBS Radio, and the San Siego Union Tribute. She blogs weekly about writing and creativity. … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Lisa Kirazian

Featured Writer on Wellness: April Moore

April Moore is a writer and illustrator from Fort Collins, Colorado. Her first book, Folsom’s 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison’s Executed Men, was released in July 2013, and her second release, Bobbing for Watermelons, a women’s fiction, came out this last March. She is currently co-writing and illustrating a children’s book due … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: April Moore

How to Boost Your Health in Less Than a Minute a Day

We writers tend to beat ourselves up every day. We sit too long. We snack on unhealthy things. We don’t make time for exercise. It’s not easy trying to manage a writing career, take care of our families, and do what’s good for ourselves at the same time. The nice thing about self-care is that … Continue reading How to Boost Your Health in Less Than a Minute a Day

Featured Writer on Wellness: Cinda MacKinnon

Cinda Crabbe MacKinnon grew up in Latin America. She began telling stories to her little brother when they were children in Bogotá. Her experiences and love for the people, culture and natural setting of Colombia resulted in her novel, A Place in the World. A writer, former university lecturer, and environmental scientist, she has an … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Cinda MacKinnon

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