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Fighting With My Writing: Reservations and Resolutions

Every so often, when my creative well has run dry, I get discouraged about my writing. I understand (from my community of writing friends and my shelf of craft books) that this is fairly common among the creative. Even if you’ve experienced writing/publishing success in the past, its not unusual to feel like a fraud wondering … More Fighting With My Writing: Reservations and Resolutions

Keep Your Story Straight with a Story Bible

This article was co-written by Sarah Parke and Elizabeth Beechwood. Some writing projects require a lot of research, particularly novels that incorporate mythology, historical research, or invented languages. If you’re working on a novel and finding yourself drowning in story details, you may want to create a Story Bible. A Story Bible collects all the … More Keep Your Story Straight with a Story Bible

Feeling Drafty: R.M. Romero Talks “Pants-ing” Her Way Through NaNoWriMo

Every November I get excited about participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I like the sense of energy (and urgency) that it creates, whether you’re participating in community write-ins at your local library or sitting at your kitchen table furiously trying to make word count before midnight each day. This year, I had a … More Feeling Drafty: R.M. Romero Talks “Pants-ing” Her Way Through NaNoWriMo

Moping and Margaritas

*May your pens be full of ink and your liquor cabinet full of tequila* ~Sarah Proverb This post is inspired by my wonderfully supportive husband who said “You should blog about that!” My husband recently completed his Master’s degree in a highly competitive field. We live in an area of the country where the market … More Moping and Margaritas