Guest Post: The creative nemesis that keeps us humble and keeps us writing by Irene Thalden

This poetry writing is a bitch.

I mean really. You get an idea and you rush to get it down on paper—because, you know, if you put it off, it’s gone. Gone, nowhere to be found again. I heard that Arlo Guthrie (and who knows if he really said this) said creativity is like floating

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Guest Post: Out of Time by Beth Sherman

The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn’t behave that way you would never do anything. – John Irving

We must use time creatively. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

I was at the gynecologist’s office, naked,

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Guest Post: The Importance of Being a Bookworm by Katie Schwartz

Katie Schwartz

Like a lot of people who scribble in notebooks constantly and wear their library cards thin, my early childhood was defined by books. There were books in every room at my grandparents’ house, where I lived until I was six. My grandpa read to me every night before bed, sometimes starting a wild rumpus with

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Choosing Settings for Your Writing by Christa Carmen

Think of the last place you visited that really stuck out to you. What was it about the locale that made you connect to the experience? What details of the place did you retain and recall at later, unexpected moments, bridging the gap between the past and the present? These are the kinds of questions

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Guest Post: The importance of a writing community by Francine Witte

Jack Kerouac famously said “be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” Certainly as writers, we try to embrace this notion. The creating, the expressing, the transformation of thought to word, the sharing of what we do with like-minded artists – all of that feeding our aliveness and love of our craft.

It

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