When you have a story idea, you just want to get started. Why wait, right? Then there is the other side of the coin in which you work on plotting and character sketches and research…but never get to writing it. Both methods have their merits and pitfalls.
Interview with poet and essayist Mary Quade on the trials and travails of being a writer
Great stories rarely happen on the first try. A piece of writing needs to go through the editing and revision process several times before it reaches its full potential.
Balancing our time between drafting and research
The writer takes a coffee break.
I finished a writing assignment while suffering a migraine and surprised myself.
A fun list on the quirks of the writerly life
A librarian shares how he developed an appreciation for writing.
I was accepted into a prestigious MFA program. For whatever reason, I did not receive the funding that I needed to attend. No more student loans for me, thanks. But I also did not hear anything about paid graduate assistant positions. Do I need an MFA? Not really. As far as degrees go, I have … Continue reading I’m getting my MFA education at the library
It's almost September (gasp!). And once again, I'm up late and wasting time. If you're also a night owl and want to get some writing done, these writing prompts are for you! Sooo random What if the most beautiful thing in the world disappeared? (examples: love, flowers, bumblebees, music, art...) What if the most beautiful … Continue reading Late-Night Writing Prompts