From Rink to Ink: Skating Through Life’s Passions with Luke Murphy – Writescast 065

Professional-hockey-player-turned-author Luke Murphy addresses expecting the unexpected, transitioning from one passion to another, and finding ways to balance it all. Writers who feel pulled in a number of directions, this one's for you.

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Coming Soon: R.R. Campbell at Great River Writes!

It's been a couple of months since my last in-person writing workshop, which makes me all the more pleased to announce I'll be conducting two seminars this October for Great River Writes! Per their Facebook page, Great River Writes is a "collaboration between several literary and arts organizations in La Crosse, Wisconsin & Winona, Minnesota" that… Continue reading Coming Soon: R.R. Campbell at Great River Writes!

Giveaway

It’s Time for a (Birthday) Giveaway!

My birthday is almost here. To celebrate, I'm getting you something. My birthday is coming up in October! To say thank you for joining me on this journey, I'm doing a number of giveaways available exclusively to subscribers to my newsletter. Not a subscriber? Sign up before October to be entered in this giveaway! What will you… Continue reading It’s Time for a (Birthday) Giveaway!

announcements

Now Teaching Through Stoughton Parks and Rec!

I'm thrilled to announce I'll now be teaching, coaching, and consulting through Stoughton Parks and Recreation! I'm really grateful for this opportunity and look forward to becoming more involved in the local arts community. If you're unable to enroll in my in-person "Write Your Novel Now" course through the University of Wisconsin, you'll still have a… Continue reading Now Teaching Through Stoughton Parks and Rec!

writing tips

Murder! The Literarily Literal

Kill your darlings, they say. Every writer has at least heard the phrase, and the interpretations of what it really means vary from deleting a favorite phrase to an entire beat or event. Those darlings aren't what we'll focus on in this post, however. Today, we're talking murder---actual, literary murder. In literature as in life, people die. George… Continue reading Murder! The Literarily Literal

Social Media

“Nice follower count you’ve got there. Sure would be a shame if its value were diluted.”

Take to the internet! Or so goes nearly all platform-building advice, at least all the advice I've heard since I came to the world of writing in 2013. I'll admit I was a social media skeptic for a time. How are we supposed to focus on our writing if we're also meant to be tweeting… Continue reading “Nice follower count you’ve got there. Sure would be a shame if its value were diluted.”

On Writing

The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Received

This is a topic that rears its head from time to time in the writing community, and it was recently reignited on Twitter after a creative writing teacher told one of his students the below. https://twitter.com/26LetterWorlds/status/1152001467647004672 Yikes. Not only is this bad advice, it's downright harmful and discouraging to the community at large. Though it… Continue reading The Worst Writing Advice I Ever Received