Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wednesday Writing Prompt: Mapping Vulnerability by Dara Lurie

I met Dara Lurie on Twitter and was thrilled to discover her amazing site, Transformative Writing. I am delighted to welcome her to the blog today with this amazing writing prompt on mapping vulnerability. She’s also generously offered to give … Continue reading

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The Big Idea Book by Rochelle Melander

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. —Napolean Hill You know you’ve stumbled on a big idea book when you think, “I wish I had thought of that!” A big idea book uses evidence and stories to present a … Continue reading

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How to Write a Bestseller—even if you never took a writing class! by Julie Cantrell

I met Julie at the Mississippi Writer’s Guild Conference this past summer. When I heard the story of how she moved from manuscript to publication, I knew I had to have her speak to the Write Now! Mastermind Class.  Julie … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Found Images by Rochelle Melander

I love walking in my crazy university neighborhood, because I find such interesting items (and overhear great conversations). Lately, I have been taking photos of the most fun items I discover. In my work with Dream Keepers, a writing group I … Continue reading

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Practicing Gratitude by Rochelle Melander

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. —Steve Maraboli This past month I’ve spent three afternoons at two city libraries teaching children to write gratitude letters. We’ve used lots of paper as we’ve mind-mapped gratitude. Between all three sessions, … Continue reading

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Writers Read: Noir by Evan Guilford-Blake

I met Evan Guilford-Blake this summer at the Mississippi Writer’s Guild conference . He’s an award-winning playwright, the author of a brand-new noir novel, Noir(ish), and a fascinating guy. He’s stopped by the blog today to write about what books … Continue reading

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Learning to Write Faster By Joyce Lavene

I was thrilled to meet Joyce Lavene on Twitter for two reasons. First, I had read some of the books she wrote with her husband, Jim, and I was a fan. Second, I was curious about their writing process since … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Connect the dots to conquer creative blocks by Jocelyn Koehler

When I first read Jocelyn Koehler’s post, I was hopelessly behind the recommended word count and had been staring at my NaNoWriMo project on my computer screen for an hour, trying to figure out what to write next. After reading … Continue reading

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Pinterest for Writers by Rochelle Melander

I first heard about Pinterest from a client. She was enchanted by the application and confessed to spending many pleasant hours pinning. After a few conversations, her energy and excitement for the platform inspired me, and I signed up. When … Continue reading

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Want to Be More Productive This Month? Move Your Butt by Kelly James-Enger

For the past several years, I’ve been concerned by all the new research that says that sitting is bad for one’s health. It seems that once we writers overcome the challenge of getting our butts into chairs, we need to … Continue reading

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