The Creative Writers Nook

People Are Worth a Follow I call it a nook because when you type in "creative writer" the search will supply you with a short list of posts from writers sharing their craft in this little corner of the internet. This nook located in WordPress Reader felt like I was casually driving through a part…

TBH

Thoughts from a 40-Something When I was 15 years old, I thought 30-year-olds were old AF. This is when summers lasted forever and an hour felt like 10. And the age when I thought what I wore would make or break my day with the in-crowd. Those days are long gone. I'm well past 30,…

Nobody Cares

How To Get An "I Care" Response From Your Audience Unfortunately, those were the first words my daughter heard when she entered the public school system in the sixth grade. She was home-schooled up until that point and it broke her heart. It also hardened her a little. "Nobody cares," became her new mantra, but…

Establishing a Writing Habit

How can you successfully establish a writing habit? You want to have one, but you don't know where to start. If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step, then every story told begins with a single word. We all have to start somewhere. When I think about a writing habit, I think…

Musings From a Creative Writer

Creative writing is the imaginative musings of a writer. The writer incorporates the senses to show the reader a story. It's a flowery embellishment of sorts, describing a park you've created from your imagination. It's the sensation a character feels from the sun on their skin in the middle of the day. In school, your…

Character Development

Emotionally attached to fictional characters Character development can be challenging. You have a character. You've given them a name and some physical details, but you want your audience to connect with them on a deeper level. When I'm reading a story, my connection with them grows when I get a glimpse inside their head. Make…

I Am…

I once made a list of all the I ams I was and all the I ams that I want to be. It was a two-column list in smallish writing. I've lost the list, but I remember writing, "I am a sheep owner." Let me explain. I am a knitter. I started out with that…

Things Remembered

I'm once again drifting back to thoughts about my dad. His face stares back at me through the light blue eyes of older men who live in and around Citrus County, Florida. They share an age bracket driving around in antique cars like my dad once did and gesturing with their hands just as he…