Currently, I'm working on a manuscript I'm calling TO HAVE BEEN RICH. As I explore writing it, I'm using the word "explore" in more ways than one.
Amid social unrest, an ongoing pandemic, and the taunts of temperatures that continue to climb, it can be hard to feel as though our stories are worth the time it takes to tell them—let alone the time it takes to write them. In this episode, Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, and Jeff Nania help us counter… Continue reading Profiles in Encouragement 003 – Laurie Buchanan, Lynda Drews, Jeff Nania
Be mindful of the struggles beneath the surface. You never know how many March 2nds someone faces in a day. Topics discussed: grief, failures to launch, mindfulness, loss of loved ones
In a time of self-isolation, quarantine, and social distancing, writers Lisa Vihos, Ekta Garg, and Larry F. Sommers have the courage to share their tales of encouragement with the rest of the global writing community.
Laurie Buchanan contrasts the business of being with the business of doing, emphasizes the importance of developing mission and vision statements, and talks setting and achieving healthy goals for our creative and personal endeavors.
"State Line," the story of a widower confronting a recent loss and interstate stereotypes, is now available on Wattpad. This is my first short story in years, and I've been writing about what went into creating it all week. Whether you choose to read up on the story's background first or prefer to dive right… Continue reading Now Available: “State Line”
It wasn't working. None of it was. Maybe it was the changing of the seasons. Maybe it was the general Creative's Malaise that comes with feeling as though we're always pushing a boulder uphill. Maybe it was nothing. Whatever it was, though, an unyielding sense of oppression had imposed itself on me, lurking long enough… Continue reading It’s time to start being honest.
Author and engineer William C. Tracy discusses strategies for effectively incorporating research and technical know-how into works of fiction
After briefly revisiting prologues and epilogues, co-hosts Sione Aeschliman and r.r. campbell explore the ins and outs of satisfying endings, which, it turns out, are just as much about beginnings as they are anything else.
Sitting on a collection of poetry or short fiction and unsure what to do with it? This episode's for you!