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Redcrested · 1W ago

Motivation #mondayblogs #amwriting

What motivates you when life gets in the way of your best-laid plans? Starting last Wednesday morning, all my plans have been blown away as if a tornado came through and did its job. I’m fin...
Redcrested · 2W ago

May the Fourth be with us all. #amwriting #mondayblogs #playwriting #theatre

Last Friday night was the 70th Anniversary Showcase of The Scripteasers organization, of which I am a member. My play was one of the seven short plays to be showcased at this event. I was ho...
Redcrested · 4W ago

April is the cruelest month #poetry #mondayblogs #amwriting

No, I’m not serious. April is the cruelest month is a line from T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. In fact, I love April. Especially in Missouri where I was born and grew up and have spent the pa...
Redcrested · 1M ago

AWP2018: Truer Words Were Never Spoken: On the Challenges of Writing About Family in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir

Originally posted on Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies: Panel Participants: Artress Bethany White, Sharon Harrigan, Bridgett Davis, Lori Horvitz Description: Writers of nonfiction strug...
Redcrested · 1M ago

Rejection is tough. Am I tougher? #mondayblogs #amwriting #rejection

Yesterday morning, Easter Fool’s Day, I awoke to the news that my one-act play did not make the final cut for Scripps Ranch Theatre’s Out on a Limb program. They choose eight people’s ideas ...
Redcrested · 1M ago

Something to Write Home About #amwriting

Last night the electric company turned off the electricity to our mobile home park for maintenance. We were given a few days warning, and asked to unplug all electronics and do without power...
Redcrested · 1M ago

First Quarter Check-in #mondayblogs #amwriting #amreading

Are you one of the people who “hope” for 100 rejections this year and are therefore submitting work to the places you sincerely hope to be published in? Are you a person who has a deadline t...
Redcrested · 2M ago

Wildly popular poets – guest blog post by Sandra de Helen

Originally posted on Trish Hopkinson: Every once in a great while a poet comes along who captures a huge following and the rest of us feel all the feels. (Jealously, envy, rage at the injust...
Redcrested · 2M ago

Why You Might Want a Sensitivity Reader #mondayblogs #amwriting

Before you go down the road of outrage about political correctness or censorship, please consider this: Because we all watch television, or participate in social media, or binge watch Netfli...
Redcrested · 2M ago

Keep on. #mondayblogs #amwriting

Turned in the rough draft of the play on time. I also met a deadline for a grant that I learned about only two days before. What will the results be? One result is that I now know I can do m...