Writing Process

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

Photo by Tim Bish on Unsplash 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… Continue reading Benefits to Joining a Writing Group (and Tips for Finding the Right One!)

My Writing Journey

What a Week of Reading My Friends’ Writing Taught Me

https://unsplash.com/photos/UZe35tk5UoA 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.… Continue reading What a Week of Reading My Friends’ Writing Taught Me

My Writing Journey

Past the Outline But Before the Draft

Photo on Foter.com via https://pixabay.com/en/users/jarmoluk-143740/ 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… Continue reading Past the Outline But Before the Draft

My Writing Journey

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 streamlined… Continue reading My Experience Sending Submissions through Submittable