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What Writers Can Learn from Musicians

Before I was a writer, I was a musician (I still am). Of all the arts, I think music is the one that best understands that non-glamorous word: Consistency. You’re not going to learn that song if you don’t sit your butt down (almost) every day and play. You’re not going to improve your

Happy Spring–Giveaway

Time to celebrate the first day of spring (and it doesn’t even involve weeding the millions of weeds that have become my flower garden; lucky you). We’re doing a spring giveaway for Grey Stone. Enter for the chance to win a copy. Perfect for spring break. Perfect for whenever. Here are the details: AmazonGiveaway

Journal Writing Prompts

“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” ~Joan Didion I’ve been doing a little research into a journaling workshop I’ll be doing later this summer. As I’ve buzzed around the internet, there are a

Three Exercises for Good Sleep

To close off our little fitness for writers, I wanted to include a few poses for insomnia. Sometimes writers are infamous for being terrible sleepers. I don’t know why, but my guess would be that sometimes it’s hard to turn off the stories in our heads (or, worse, the marketing ideas in our heads).

NaNoWriMo: A Glance in the Rearview Mirror

This is the first year I did NaNoWriMo. I wasn’t even really thinking or planning to do it. I knew I didn’t have time for 50K words. But on Halloween I saw a friend doing it on Facebook. I had an idea I wanted to get on paper and I was a little worried