Tag Archives: art

Writing with your nose

Smell.  It’s everywhere we go.  It keeps us safe, helps us remember, it finds the goodies in the kitchen.  Yet, how often do we use this sense in writing? For the most part, thinking of a story as a series … Continue reading

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First Ever Writer Mom Comic

I was going to pen a lengthy post all about how perspective can change everything.  Instead I decided to try something new, a comic.   Next time you are feeling unmotivated or unfocused just think – it could be worse! … Continue reading

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Interview with “Laughing” Larry Berger

Today’s guest “Laughing” Larry Berger performs unique poetry live and also shares some of his pieces and other news at his blog Poetic Conversations.  Enjoy! When did you discover your love for poetry? 9/13/1993 . I was working as a … Continue reading

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ANWA 2011 Class Review – Part 1

There were six sessions of classes during the Saturday classes, each block with two or three choices to attend.  I chose the classes that would help me the most with completing my novel and being ready to enter the world … Continue reading

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Quickly Quotable #47 – Ansel Adams

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” “Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been … Continue reading

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Interview: Nazia Mallick

Today we travel across the globe to interview Nazia Mallick in New Delhi, India.  Nazia writes professionally for Ode magazine and her blog Tempest Lashed Horizon features her poetry and other works.  When you finish here, go check it out. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Writing the Right Way

Today’s guest post comes from one of my new friends over at the Linked In Writer’s Cafe,  Thorunn Bjornsdottir Bacon.  Check out her blog at Raven Creative Writing where she shares samples of her writing, advice for writers, and information … Continue reading

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Using Personal Space to Your Advantage

  Two weeks ago in the post “Using Stereotypes to your Advantage” we discussed how the careful use of widely accepted stereotypes can add flavor and personality to a scene without adding the bulk of excessive description.  Today we will … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Seven Virtues Every Writer Needs to Succeed

Today’s post comes from Emlyn Chand over at The Ambitious Ambigue.  If you haven’t stopped by her blog, please do!  Emlyn is taking the web by storm with her proactive approach to getting her work noticed and I have no … Continue reading

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Fun With Wordle

With the upcoming crunch of NaNoWriMo today’s post will be short and sweet.  I discovered a website that enables normal people to create beautiful word clouds like the one above.  The site will convert text into pieces of art with … Continue reading

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