#AmWriting: The Five Ws and One H of the Writing Process
May04

#AmWriting: The Five Ws and One H of the Writing Process

Eons ago I wrote a series of posts on the five ws and one h of the writing process. Now that this blog has fully morphed into Word Bank Writing & Editing, I thought it would be worthwhile to raise a general discussion of the many facets of the writing process.   The writing process is typically taught as a linear process: Prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, evaluating, and publishing. In reality, we all know the writing...

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#WriteTip: Nurturing Artistic Talent by Rick Pipito
Nov24

#WriteTip: Nurturing Artistic Talent by Rick Pipito

NURTURING ARTISTIC TALENT takes many forms. Photography provides a creative outlet for me that can often work wonders to alleviate writer’s block. When I do the things I love–traveling, hiking, gardening–I can drift toward a more zen-like state which makes writing more likely to happen. The ways we tend to our creativity know no bounds. Today’s guest Rick Pipito is here to offer some words of wisdom on the...

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#CreativeWriting: Horse Crazy
Oct06

#CreativeWriting: Horse Crazy

It’s been awhile since I shared some creative writing on this blog, so today I invite you to take a trip down memory lane with. me This vignette strives to create an impression of my horse crazy youth. As always, my goal as a writer and editor is to make every word count.   Horse Crazy One year, Santa left a stick horse underneath the Christmas tree. Finally, I had a horse to call my own and I called him Bucky. Due to...

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#Inspiration: Creativity and Learning–Lost Girl Road
Sep01

#Inspiration: Creativity and Learning–Lost Girl Road

I’ve admittedly gone kicking and screaming the entire way through drafting and revising my first novel┬áLost Girl Road. The reasons for this are many, but not giving up has taught me a lot. I’d like to share two brief sources on creativity and learning that have provided me with inspiration along the way.     My story crafting skills have gradually began to catch up with my taste. This admission is not me being a...

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#CreativeWriting: Life in a Bag
Jun02

#CreativeWriting: Life in a Bag

Blogging has been my golden ticket to rediscovering the writer I always saw myself becoming. It’s also opened doors toward establishing myself as a freelance editor. But something’s gotta give. Mine is a slow and meticulous process, and time is of the essence. I’m finally satisfied with the direction on this blog, so from now on I will only post once a week on Mondays. Writing tips will occur every other week and...

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