Demystifying POV

POV—point of view—is perhaps the easiest writing concept to understand intellectually, and yet the hardest to put into practice when writing. I did massive research when I began teaching fiction and creative nonfiction writing, and discovered that there doesn’t seem … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Today, we have an interesting picture for you to set your muse free on. What will you come up with? What story do you see here in this photograph? Set your timer for 15 minutes and start writing! What’s My … Continue reading

Books, Mysteries and Basset Hounds

Today we have Barbara M. Hodges with us to answer some very interesting questions about her writing. Enjoy! Author Barbara Hodges When did you first know you were going to be a writer? I didn’t really know until we moved … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Photos are worth a thousand words, mainly because they make our minds race with images, connections, What If?s, How-did-this-happens, etc. A picture can hold an entire story in its one image. That’s why pictures are such a great way to … Continue reading

Interview with Andrea Chmelik

Today I have the privilege of asking author Andrea Chmelik, who describes herself as a writer, speaker, activist, wine enthusiast, pickle elitist, and cat lover. I’ve asked her some questions about her writing and her writing process and she’s given … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Nature can be one of the best idea creators. Here’s a photo of the sky that I took one day: is it daytime or night time? Is that the sun or the moon? Where is the red coming from? Is … Continue reading