In this new post, I will provide tips and resources so that my workshop students and other writers can submit their best work to potential markets.
After years of focusing on literary poetry and fiction, including completing my undergraduate education in creative writing and taking writing workshops, I'm finally embracing my original genre aspirations.
I really, really, really want to reach 50,000 words in November and I want to do it in 2019 before the new decade starts and we're in the far future.
I have learned a valuable lesson about writing this year as a result of teaching writing workshops. This led to a breakthrough in writing poetry that has transformed my poems in the past few months. Here is what I have learned.
I'm preparing lesson plans and writing new exercises for two fall workshops at the Writers Studio.
I'm currently preparing lesson plans and writing lessons for two summer 2019 workshops.
I'm teaching a new 6-week workshop titled "Crafting Fantastic & Imaginative Worlds" and it uses The Writers Studio method of persona writing and critiquing. It begins Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Two options for the beginning level writing workshop: Saturday morning with me and Wednesday evenings with Lela Scott MacNeil.
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America sets the minimum payment rates for professional short fiction markets. In September, this rate rises from 6 cents per word to 8 cents per word.
I was not prepared for how much worse imposter syndrome would get once I started writing regularly, getting published, participating in public readings, teaching...
I’m now a writing instructor at the Writers Studio in Tucson, Arizona and I’ll be teaching an 8-week introductory workshop in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction beginning Saturday, April 20th!
📚 I participated in a fantastic craft class today with Alice Hatcher, author of The Wonder That Was Ours. She was interviewed by Reneé Bibby, Director of the Writers Studio Tucson, and local students in the Master and Advanced workshops.
Horror 101: The Way Forward edited by Joe Mynhardt explores a tremendous territory of information, advice, and experience with essays written by many different creatives who work in the genre.
The tone and humor might be a little dated, even insensitive and problematic at points, but there's no question that Save the Cat by Blake Snyder is a book packed with useful, easily digestible, but comprehensive information.
I've written an entire novel before, a few of them in fact, but I've never completed 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month in November.
How you participate in class can mean the difference between a rewarding learning experience and an utter waste of your—and everyone else's—time and money.
How to group poems into manuscripts that will go out to several potential markets? I have no idea.
A tiny celebration for a small accomplishment: a little notebook full of handwritten poetry fragments.
I don't believe in natural talent. I use "believe" on purpose because I might be wrong; nevertheless, there's more to talent than whatever innate capabilities a person might be born with that makes them prodigy and genius.
Counseling, when you find the right counselor and when you engage with them honestly and with a willingness to do what they suggest, can work wonders and reshape your entire life.