#WriteTip: Writing What You Know Versus What You Don’t by Jason Pellegrini
Jan16

#WriteTip: Writing What You Know Versus What You Don’t by Jason Pellegrini

The tendency of writing what you know varies from author to author. Imagination makes countless scenarios possible on the fictitious page, but a degree of crafting goes into creative nonfiction as well. At any given point, writers are in varying degrees of shaping reality based on what they know and don’t know. Jason Pellegrini is here today with his first guest post ever to share his thoughts on age-old advice of writing what...

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#WriteTip: How Do You Write a Poem? by Geofrey Crow
Jun20

#WriteTip: How Do You Write a Poem? by Geofrey Crow

Today’s post goes much deeper than answering the question of how do you write a poem. Though not many of this blog’s readers write poetry on a regular basis, you’ll certainly be able to relate to the various theories of the writing process Geofrey highlights. I first encountered Goefrey’s poetry via tweets from the incomparable Aquileana. It’s safe to say I enjoy his poems very much. This post is the...

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#CreativeWriting: Yellowstone National Park #NPS100
Jun06

#CreativeWriting: Yellowstone National Park #NPS100

I’m currently swamped with editing projects, so this week I’ve opted to resurrect a post from the retired creative writing category. Yes, proof of the editor’s writing chops! Those of you who have followed my writing for a while know I met my ex-husband while working a summer in Yellowstone National Park. Two more summers followed, as well as two winter seasons in the Everglades. I had planned on publishing a series...

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#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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#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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