#AmWriting: Sacred Writing Challenge by Sofia Wren
Apr18

#AmWriting: Sacred Writing Challenge by Sofia Wren

Are you up for the Sacred Writing Challenge? National Poetry Month is now more than halfway over, and today’s guest addresses the topic of ambiguity and emotion in poetry. Sofia Wren is another of the earliest connections I made when I started this blog, and we later became critique partners. Much like myself, she’s come a long way as a business woman over the years and continues to transform herself. She truly is...

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#WriteTip: How to Write a Book Blurb
Feb22

#WriteTip: How to Write a Book Blurb

Many readers seek new books by browsing their favorite genres. Beyond that, catchy titles and intriguing cover design aligned with genre expectations further entice. Hopefully, the potential reader takes that all-important next step and reads the back blurb or online description. How to write a book blurb is rather straightforward, but the process can be infuriating due to the emotional connection to your own work that often makes it...

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#WriteTip: Turning a Play into a Novel by Larry Crane
Feb01

#WriteTip: Turning a Play into a Novel by Larry Crane

Turning a play into a novel is certainly a great way to expand upon a story and truly get inside the minds and motivations of the characters. Or in the case of pondering whether or not to turn blogged material into a book, many of us have grappled with the intricacies of such transformation. What works well in one written context typically does not readily translate seamlessly to another written context.   While I have not read...

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#WritingPrompts: 52 Memoir Prompts
Nov02

#WritingPrompts: 52 Memoir Prompts

Behold! These memoir prompts have consistently ranked as the most viewed post on Word Bank Writing & Editing, and I wanted to bring feature them again for those who may have missed out the first time around. I’m currently booked with editing projects through the end of the year, so contact me now if you need to reserve a spot for 2016. Most importantly, know thyself. All good writers should follow that advice. Based on my...

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#WritingPrompt: Sentence Sounds
Jul13

#WritingPrompt: Sentence Sounds

All writers can benefit from a challenging workout. This exercise adapted from Katherine Haake’s book What our Speech Disrupts will guide you through 50 sentences that will result in a fictional story. I’ve shortened up the initial round of brainstorming from Haake’s book, but I highly recommend trying all of the arduous exercises if you can get your hands on a copy of her book. This post originally appeared over two...

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