Hire Yourself

Hire Yourself

Every once in a while, I sit in on a session of writing prompts provided by Nickole Brown and her wife, Jessica Jacobs. Only occasionally, because they’re poetry prompts. And there are wicked-talented professional-level poets who tune in for this group and I feel...
Taking Notes

Taking Notes

I’ve been taking notes a lot lately. In conferences. In workshops. While listening to other people’s conversations secretly. I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of writing. Creatively. Or even just feeling the pen gliding along the surface of my notebooks....
So Far Behind

So Far Behind

I’m supposed to write four blogs each month for my website. Let me be brutally honest: I’m really not crazy about writing blogs. I feel like no one reads them, and that they’re a waste of my time and energy if no one is reading them. I never get feedback on my blogs....
Upcoming Writing Events & Deadlines

Upcoming Writing Events & Deadlines

So many writing events and deadlines coming up in the next few weeks/months! Here’s my calendar. Feel free to investigate/add these events to your own calendars, too! January 22, 2022 => Darnell Arnoult, “Mining the Mother Lode” ($40, Send Check to Darnell –...
January Jumpstart 2022

January Jumpstart 2022

Every January, Tennessee Mountain Writers, Inc., sponsors January Jumpstart, a weekend of writing geared to jumpstart writers early on in the year, to inspire us to get writing as soon as possible! This year’s workshop facilitators included Darnell Arnoult for Fiction...