I thought I was through with writing.In November, I “won” NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) by putting down 50,000 words over 30 days. With Christmas coming up, I figured I would take a writing break until the New Year. However, that one month break spread into January and then February. I wrote sporadically at best;… Continue reading Crossing the Sahara (it goes better in groups!)
So I’ve been told I stay up too late.Is 3 a.m. really that late? I mean, I don’t have to wake up until 6:30, and the Army always told me I only need four hours of sleep. Okay, okay, I’m only getting three and a half, but I always sorta make up that last 30… Continue reading It’s 3 a.m., Do You Know Where Your Writers Are?
This week we are excited to welcome Lara Willard to the world of the WordWraiths. Lara is a wonderful editor whose services you can find at larawillard.com. She has been kind enough to share some great rich content about the process of working with freelance editors! Hi, I’m Lara, an absolute word geek. Since 2005, I’ve been… Continue reading 7 Things You Need to Know about Freelance Editors
A special welcome to Reece Hanzon of Jolly Fish Press for this wonderful and personal post about individualized learning and how audios books come into play. Thank you so much for sharing!Hi. I’m Reece, and I’m a listener. No, I’m not a character from Star Trek, I’m someone whose preferred method of “reading” is by… Continue reading I’m a Listener
I enjoy a good cup of coffee. Oftentimes, coffee plays the role of fuel for many. It helps you get through the day. It keeps you warm when it’s chilly or rainy. It helps you poop. But to me, coffee is more than just a cozy drink that warms my insides and pumps caffeine into… Continue reading THE STORY OF COFFEE
Two weekends ago we Wordwraiths held our first (but most definitely not last) write-in at the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.What is a write-in? Well, it’s where writers gather together in a designated place to write in each other’s company. We can brainstorm together, vent about feral plot lines together, or simply write quietly… Continue reading Finding Inspiration from Tiny Sources
The day I both looked forward to and feared is upon me. The day I finally kick my first baby bird out of his nest and make him fly out into the big bad world all on his own. Tuesday. Tuesday the 19th. Tuesday the 19th, 2016. A day that will hopefully not live in… Continue reading The Tesla Project: 1975 – Coming April 19th
When I was in middle school, the cool thing to do was send handwritten letters to your crush. You had to plan just the right moment to sneak past their locker and drop it in one of the vents. Then you had to sit in agony during your next class period while you waited to… Continue reading The Heart of Handwriting
The past few months I have been taking a class called “Tools of Engagement: Revitalizing Reluctant Readers and Writers”. Most of the course involves teachers discussing strategies to motivate students who are not interested in reading or writing. In a recent online assignment, I said the following:What do we mean when we say writing? Is… Continue reading Why Do You Write?
Bear with me here, this might get lengthy. I’ll try my best not to keep you here all day. But this is a subject near and dear to my own heart, and one that has greatly changed my writing (for the better, it seems).You may have heard of the Ted Talk “Start with Why” by… Continue reading What is Your Why?