Have you ever considered devoting all or part of your vacation to a writing retreat?
Have you ever thought of a friend for the first time in months, only to have them call you within ten minutes?
If I say “cinnamon”, what memory is triggered? Chances are this single word caused you to travel to a specific time and place.
Can you remember a time when you walked along a beach at the edge of the water, and felt the wet sand squish through your toes? Do you remember placing your cool hand on the … Read more
This post is the last in a series about critiquing. I arrived at my keyboard this morning heavy with the realization that when it comes to critiquing novels I am out of my league.
Imagine cutting a fresh lemon with a sharp knife, and letting the juices ooze out all over the cutting board. Then visualize bringing a slice of the lemon to your mouth, and letting your teeth … Read more
Let’s imagine that you have found some fellow writers who are eager to participate in a critique group, the ground rules are set, and you are ready to get to work. The next question … Read more
Did you love to read ghost stories as a child? Do you remember how frightened they made you feel? When you think of those stories, what stands out for you?
Introduction to the Opening to Your Senses Series Do you ever become so immersed in a novel or short story you forget that you’re reading a book? Does the description seem so vivid you feel you … Read more
Are you currently affected by the February blahs? Do you just want to snuggle under a blanket and send the world away?