#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 isĀ 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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#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 novelĀ Lost 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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