Category Archives: Writing Process

Falling in Love by Rochelle Melander

When we commit ourselves to writing for some part of each day we are happier, more enlightened, alive, lighthearted and generous to everyone else. Even our health improves. –Brenda Ueland In June, I took my son to a Switchfoot concert. … Continue reading

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Walking and Writing

For me, poetry is related to walking. Words and images fill me when I wander somewhere alone. Writer Bruce Chatwin lived with nomads and believed inspiration, as well as true rest, could best be found in motion. Sometimes I wish … Continue reading

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Organizing for Writers

This is what my office looks like when I am finishing a project: messy. I spent the whole weekend moving furniture, tossing old stuff, cleaning, and organizing. I still have more to do, but I am beginning to feel like … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Collect Words

My 9th grade English teacher loved the word garage. I didn’t get it. For me, the word garage conjured up images of oil spots and old tools. She kept saying, “Listen to the sound, to how the word rolls off … Continue reading

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