16 Ways to Not Win a Poetry Contest: Guest Post by Miriam Sagan | WritersDigest.com Please welcome our guest blogger Miriam Sagan, who has read thousands and thousands of poems submitted to a variety of national and local poetry contests Fellowships for Writers and Poets – No Entry Fees! (… Creative writing fellowships are plentiful… Continue reading Trusted Links for Writers and Poets
Do not put statements in the negative form. And don’t start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of… Continue reading Great Rules of Writing
“They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing”Hindu Proverb Yesterday I didn’t post because I was finishing my self evaluation for last semester. This is harder than it sounds. What did you learn, how did you learn it, and how do you live what you’ve learned in your community and the world.… Continue reading Evaluating Your Creative Writing Life
Journal writing is a voyage to the interior. Christina Baldwin I’ve been journaling most of my adult life collecting quotes, overheard conversations, poetry starts, words I like, bits of sentences, books to read, movies to watch, directions to a restaurant I might like to try in a new city I may or may not ever… Continue reading The Art of Journaling
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You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.Les Brown Why do we struggle so much with the just getting started? I started re-reading this book this weekend that answers many of those questions.This Year I Will…: How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution,… Continue reading This Year I will…
I have the longing that all writers have for new ears to pour my words into.—Alasdair MacLean Yesterday, I went to a railroad hobbyists open house and was mesmerized by the miniature lands they created to run their trains through. The attention to detail was staggering. There was circus trains running by a scale 3-ring… Continue reading Finer than Frog’s Hair
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”Dr. Seuss My cousin just invited me to Good Reads which is a social kind of website that allows you to see what your friends are reading; you can also make book recommendations and read… Continue reading Good Reads and Warnings!