Writing Resources

Painful Writing Lessons

Good morning, all! I'm excited to share a resource with you, which I just found. Cian Traynor on Memo'd explores the most painful lessons in creative writing. Here is a sample: There will be times when your mind goes blank, when writing is the last thing you want to do. But your pet project will still be… Continue reading Painful Writing Lessons

How Writers Write · Musings

Why write?

Buried in a bookGood afternoon my friends, Work has been wild with training recently, and Delta variant cancelled my much-beloved trip to visit my mother for her birthday (first visit since 2019!). I am still reeling and feeling that disappointment and sadness. But, the writing goes on! Recently I started reading the apparently-famous YA fantasy… Continue reading Why write?

In the Family · Writing Mentors

Discovering Poet Katharyn Howd Machan

Good evening my friends, It has been a couple of wild weeks. I have been going through some health upsets. Now I am happy to be able to dive back into blogging, and hopefully, back into writing, also! Currently I am in a research bit on my young adult historical novel. My main character has… Continue reading Discovering Poet Katharyn Howd Machan

How Writers Write · Writing Resources

Reading Authors who Become Controversial

Hello, everyone! Welcome to May! How does it feel?I am excited to share that I was able to complete my goal for Camp NaNoWriMo; admittedly, I did end up changing it from 50,000 words to 45,000. But I am so proud of myself for having completed it! I was able to reach part 2 and… Continue reading Reading Authors who Become Controversial

Writing Resources

The Atlas of Emotions

Good afternoon all, I've found a fun and useful resource! It's great for writing or self-work (self-work as in, working to improve yourself, via activites such as journaling, studying communication, or mindfulness exercises). It's called The Atlas of Emotions. The Atlas of Emotions shows the connection between an event happening, and the feeling that arises… Continue reading The Atlas of Emotions