Category Archives: Inspiration

What Is Your Writing Process?

We’re opening the new year with a look at writing processes. Orly Konig-Lopez begins the month of the Writing Process Throwdown with A Pantser with Suspenders. Fae’s up next on the 7th. We closed 2014 out with a post from Jenny … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Inspiration | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Writing Contests — Hell or Heaven?

by Fae Rowen I don’t usually enter contests, but I decided to go all out this year. During the past two months I’ve redefined my understanding of the experience from both the judging and entrant viewpoints. I hope this post … Continue reading

Posted in Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication, Inspiration | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Writing Agreement # 1: Be Impeccable with Your Word

Turning Whine into Gold By Kathryn Craft, @KCraftWriter Last year, Janice Gable Bashman and I co-wrote an article for Writer’s Digest Magazine, The 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Editing, that turned out to be quite popular. Apparently sinning resonated with writers … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Kathryn Craft | Tagged , , , , | 55 Comments

Skimming: Never a Good Thing

by Fae Rowen Skimming is defined as a crime. If you skim money from your job, you’re going to jail. (Or worse depending who you work for.) Skimming is also defined as removing floating matter from a liquid. Can you … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration | Tagged , , , , | 37 Comments

5 Steps Toward Your Truest Contribution

By Kathryn Craft Turning Whine Into Gold The lament of the modern author, whose writing must now compete for purchase with every other book, from classics like the Iliad to the newest self-published odyssey, all of which will now be … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Inspiration, Kathryn Craft | Tagged , , , , | 32 Comments

Down but Not Out: Finding Inspiration and Moving Forward

By Michelle Gable Earlier this year you might’ve read about the Parisian flat left abandoned for the better part of a century. Though photographs of the frozen-in-time apartment went viral only recently, I read about the discovery several years ago … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging Guests, Bumps & Bruises on the Road to Publication, Craft, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , | 25 Comments

When You’re Stuck, Relax

by Orly Konig-Lopez Last week my husband convinced me to go on a bike ride with him. My road bike has been in the basement on a trainer for well over a year. To say I was a bit nervous … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , | 42 Comments