Pairing Creative Outlets: Photography and Writing

In another of my blog posts, I gushed about how much inspiration I find in hiking and getting outdoors. Hiking is way to relax my mind and open myself to new thoughts and ideas – and it is tremendously helpful for my writing. While I’m out hiking, I usually take some pictures and post them…

Get Prepared for NaNoWriMo!

Wonderful tips on how to prepare for NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is an event that takes place annually in november. The event has been running since 1999 and in that time the company responsible for the event, also called National Novel Writing Month, has become a nonprofit. But what exactly is NaNoWriMo…

A Writer’s Need for Experience

“What parts of your life are not homogenized, pasteurized, FDA-approved, plastic-wrapped, unscented, tasteless, pablum? What have you seen that has not been filtered through the lying eye of television, or the movies—what have you heard that has not been influenced by radio, what have you read that is untouched and unsullied by corporations, the press,…

Tips for Entering a Writing Contest

These things seem pretty straightforward, right? They can be. In my last post I shared a writing contest hosted by Narrative Magazine. It would be easy to just follow the link to their contest and upload your short story – BAM, done, 5 minutes tops. However, the likelihood of actually winning that contest would be pretty slim. But I…

Fall Story Contest

A fiction/nonfiction story contest is presented through Narrative Magazine. There are some great cash prizes and an opportunity to have your work shared with thousands of readers. I urge you to check out this amazing opportunity and read all directions and previous winning submissions. Fall 2017 Story Contest I will try to keep you all updated on…

How to Rekindle your Writing Passion

I’ve posted before about how important it is to make writing a habit. I’ve urged readers to make writing a daily habit – set aside time every day to write, no excuses. Well folks, sometimes I’m a hypocrite. I could give you my excuse, but honestly, who cares? All that matters now, is that I’m…

Following Passions

Hey all – I apologize for my online disappearance these past few weeks. I’ve been chasing after a new career path and it’s been keeping me incredibly busy. Admittedly, the blog has not been in my time budget. But I’ve been thinking – this little blog conundrum is exactly what I was writing about in my blog post, “Following…