How to Set and Keep Your Writing Resolutions

It’s well into January and by now, you’ve probably read about the most common (and achievable) New Year’s resolutions. Or articles challenging you to read all 2017 National Book Award nominees. Or a testimony on the best techniques for writing poems, essays, or novels, distilling the whole process into three easy steps. It seems everyone… Read more »

Be Well, Write Well: Interview with Karen Kaufman Orloff

Welcome to the third installment of our interview series on authors’ writing and wellness habits! Today’s interviewee is Karen Kaufman Orloff, author of several well-known children’s books, including the I Wanna Iguana series. Karen lives and works in the Hudson Valley, as I do, and I’ve known of her work for years but hadn’t had… Read more »

#5onFri: Five Reader Questions to Avoid

What is a reader thinking when he or she reads your work? We all experience an inner dialogue about the world around us. During reading it’s the same: consuming words wakes up the voices in our heads. What we really want is for our readers to be asking the right questions. Things like ‘what happens next?’… Read more »

Speculating Your Future: Five Steps to FIT Goals

I’m going a bit off theme with this article, but when I saw Gabriela’s on Why You Should Review Your Writing Year, I figured I was on the write track. You see, I’m not a fan of resolutions, at the beginning of the New Year, or at any time. There’s something too final about the… Read more »

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