Featured Writer on Wellness: Sarah E. Boucher

Mild-mannered kindergarten teacher by day and self-proclaimed scribbler by night, Sarah E. Boucher has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Her lifelong love of dressing up is manifest by the countless stories about makeovers cluttering her hard drive and a walk-in closet bursting with sassy heels and handbags. That, paired with … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Sarah E. Boucher

Featured Writer on Wellness: Carol Pratt Bradley

Carol Pratt Bradley is a historical novelist with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Her history interests currently include the Ancient Near Eastern world, Reformation England, and 17th century America. She is the author of The Light of the Candle, an imaginative story of the biblical Daniel. She has been married to her … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Carol Pratt Bradley

The Best Writing Teacher You Can Get for $20

I made a trip to Colorado last month. From my place, that’s about eight hours of driving. I’m not big on long road trips. I suffered a back injury many years ago, and though I’m fully recovered, my body still suffers when I sit for too long. Events required I push through in one day, … Continue reading The Best Writing Teacher You Can Get for $20

How One Deaf Dog Inspired a Series on Forgotten, Abused Animals

I’m so excited to be featuring Melissa and her work with deaf and other disadvantaged dogs in “Writing for Change.” Melissa is doing great work to raise awareness about the mistreatment of unique groups of animals. She was recently honored with an “Honorable Mention” in the 22nd annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Melissa McDaniel … Continue reading How One Deaf Dog Inspired a Series on Forgotten, Abused Animals

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

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