Benefits to Joining a Writing Group (and Tips for Finding the Right One!)

One of the most beneficial changes I’ve made to my life in the past two years was to start participating in writing groups. I have been lucky enough to participate in a couple of groups and cannot recommend them enough for anyone looking to increase their writing productivity! The benefits of joining a writing groupContinue reading “Benefits to Joining a Writing Group (and Tips for Finding the Right One!)”

What a Week of Reading My Friends’ Writing Taught Me

This past week, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to read the writing of several friends. One of these friends lives across the state, one is traveling through Australia at the moment, and the two others form my local writing group that meets every other week an hour from my town. DespiteContinue reading “What a Week of Reading My Friends’ Writing Taught Me”

Past the Outline But Before the Draft

Today’s writing goal seems harmless enough: Begin the rough draft of a short story I’ve had in mind this week. But as I begin, I start to rethink that adjective . . . harmless? “Mostly” harmless, after all (that is for you, Douglas Adams fans). Getting started is always the hardest part of writing, atContinue reading “Past the Outline But Before the Draft”

My Experience Sending Submissions through Submittable

Since 2014, I have been using Submittable to help manage my writing submissions. It has been an invaluable tool in the submission process, allowing me to easily keep track of which pieces I have sent, where they were sent, and whether they have been accepted or declined by a publication. As a writer, Submittable has streamlinedContinue reading “My Experience Sending Submissions through Submittable”