MAR
03

Feeling Stuck? Slow Down

Feeling Stuck? Slow Down
A lot of writers I meet try to edit while they write. Or they try to revise while they’re getting feedback. I’ve even seen a writer include an interview question in a query letter, thereby trying to do research while submitting. Not all writers use the exact same steps to get their writing done, but we do all have steps. If you don’t have steps, you may be taking several steps at the same time and living a certain kind of writer hell. My steps are: Research & Brainstorm Composing Transcribi......
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FEB
24

What Connects us? Interview with Michelle Elaine Kennedy

What Connects us? Interview with Michelle Elaine Kennedy
Michelle Elaine Kennedy wrote Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit: A Worldwide Romp Through Grief, Laughter and Forgiveness while traveling. “It was an eleven-country trip around the world,” she says. “I was grieving the loss of my father on a rollicking adventure with a best friend.” The result is part memoir, part travelogue, part grief manual, and all heart. I caught up with Michelle to discuss the book, the writer identity, and what’s sexy about writing. Kristy Lin Billuni: One thing I love about this ......
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FEB
06

What To Write In Your Valentine: Tips & Steps

What To Write In Your Valentine: Tips & Steps
You made a nice card. Now the pressure’s on to write the perfect note to your valentine. I’ve got you. Tips: Sincerity is key. Show it by making an effort. Start thinking about what you want to write a couple days before you plan to deliver your valentine. You need some time to say what you really want to say. The valentine card itself is the final draft. Write your first draft on a screen or on another piece of paper. You don’t have to write anything long. You just have to write somet......
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JAN
30

The Songs Like To Be In Control: Interview with Singer/Songwriter Atir

The Songs Like To Be In Control: Interview with Singer/Songwriter Atir
My wife and I love to indulge in new music during the holidays, buying the year’s trendiest pop album or a new soundtrack we want to get to know and then listening to it throughout our days off together. Consequently, each year ends up having its own signature soundtrack. Some years really stand out, like the holiday season of 2013, when Beyoncé dropped her eponymous, self-produced album.   This year, we fell in love with Archetype, singer/ songwriter  Atir’s brand-new collection of so......
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JAN
24

Nominate A Writer

Nominate A Writer
Facing the darkness of this new presidency, I want to offer my own unique gift to this country. And since this country is about to get harder to live in for almost everybody, I want to support people who are already working to help women, economically vulnerable folks, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, queers, HIV-positive and disabled folks, and sex workers. This is what I know to do: support writers. Better yet, arouse them, uplift them to do what they do, better and with more ease. H......
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