Last night was one long dream for me. I was telling myself a novel in three parts—three parts because twice I got up to use the restroom, not out of necessity, but because I wanted to leave the world of that dream. But the characters were persistent and kept returning, although they changed considerably from […]
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Want to get inside your character’s head and body? Don’t be shy. Instead, try this exercise. I first used it in the seventies and eighties when I was working with actors. We’d have half doing it and the other half observing, and because you could always get compliments for concentration, everyone tried. The results were […]
You will have a chronicle of your daily life, if that’s what you choose to write on. Just a sliver of your life, to be sure, but one that later you will enjoy looking back on. You will find after a few days that all that difficulty getting words on the page is getting easier, […]
Reprinted from Linda Wisniewski’s blog, February 24, 2018 I’ve heard that writers write to make sense of the world. That’s certainly been true for me. And yet, the world seems to have become even less understandable over my lifetime. Aren’t we supposed to become wiser with age? What is the reason for the interpersonal division […]
by B. Lynn Goodwin Ever wondered why your writing didn’t make the cut in a writing contest? Although you have no control over the quality of other people’s submissions, you can make yours as strong, professional, and accessible as possible. Here are some criteria that help me pick finalists for Writer Advice’s Flash Contests. Though […]
By Tina Games My transformational work with creative mothers and spiritual artists came out of my own experience of connecting with the moon during a really dark period in my life. Shortly after the birth of my first child, and after making some fairly significant life changes at the same time, I fell into depression – a place that […]