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StoryWriting Studio · 4d ago

The Writing Process Animated

I don’t know about you, but sometimes a YouTube video offers just the right inspiration to get me motivated. I’m always looking for good writing videos, and I stumbled across this one. It’s ...
StoryWriting Studio · 1w ago

Ideas for Your Writing Reflections

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!” (Magic School Bus) Do you tend to focus most on your grammar and mechanics when you self-edit? I do. I want to offer you some questions and ideas tha...
StoryWriting Studio · 1W ago

Anti-Stress Day

Today, let’s do a little stress-busting. Take a few minutes and think about something pleasant, listen to a favorite song, or take a walk outside. Give yourself permission to take this break...
StoryWriting Studio · 2W ago

Blurry Vision

Allergies blur my vision this morning. I’ve dealt with seasonal allergies for years, but usually the symptoms are sneezing and runny nose. This spring the problem is red, burning eyes and bl...
StoryWriting Studio · 3W ago

Book Review: Under the Desert Sky by Lynne Hartke

In Under the Desert Sky, Lynne Hartke takes her readers with her on a dangerous, yet beautiful, wilderness journey. Facing the doubts and fears of a threatening cancer diagnosis, Lynne soon ...
StoryWriting Studio · 3W ago

Writing about Suffering

The following appeared on WordServe Water Cooler in March. Last night a friend contacted me to tell me about her step-mother’s new diagnosis of stage 4 cancer. This morning I received word a...
StoryWriting Studio · 4W ago

Google Docs: A Helpful Tool for Writers Who Want to Collaborate

Originally posted on WordServe Water Cooler: Years ago Ethan Pope and I wrote a book together called There’s No Place Like Home (Broadman & Holman). Thanks to email, the phone, and a fax mac...
StoryWriting Studio · 1M ago

Inspiration

Where do your writing ideas come from? The way you answer that question may depend on what kind of writing you do. Are you a fiction story-teller? A creative non-fiction story-teller? A Bibl...
StoryWriting Studio · 1M ago

Writing Wins

Many people tell me they think they’d like to write, or they feel called to write, or there is something they think they need to write about. But few of them follow through. I think there ar...
StoryWriting Studio · 1M ago

The Magic of Collaborative Marketing for Writers

Originally posted on WordServe Water Cooler: “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar, the ultimate motivator, knew that ...