Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Semper Fi (In Other Words: Have Some Heart, Rebecca) — Guest Post by Rebecca Rasmussen

In honor of  the release of Rebecca Rasmussen's debut novel, The Bird Sisters (yes, today's the day!!!), I'm re-posting the essay she wrote for my Get Inspired series back in January. Please read/re-read, and then run out and buy The Bird Sisters! Seriously. This book has already earned starred reviews, is a Barnes & Noble fiction pick, and has the praise of best-selling authors… Continue reading Semper Fi (In Other Words: Have Some Heart, Rebecca) — Guest Post by Rebecca Rasmussen

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NaNoWriMo, or Writers Going Psycho

[picapp align="center" wrap="false" link="term=angry+writing&iid=225654" src="http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/225654/business/business.jpg?size=500&imageId=225654" width="400" height="233" /]   Lately, you may have noticed some strange happenings going on in your writerly world.  Perhaps, you've seen random folks laden with stacks of yellow legal pads, stockpiling caffeine products, or muttering "character driven versus plot?" all while sporting slightly crazed looks in their eyes.  Don't be alarmed, but it's only going to get worse... Yes,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo, or Writers Going Psycho

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Let This Be the Red-Hot Poker That Prods You to Submit

Before you flee in X-rated uncertainty (or, maybe that's why some of you cheekier-ones are here?), let me clarify that the submission I speak of is rated "G" for writer-ly audiences.  Yes, I'm talking to you, writers, whether you are aspiring, professional, or just have that one story that's been burning a hole in your… Continue reading Let This Be the Red-Hot Poker That Prods You to Submit