Monday Motivation

With a pandemic, social distancing, and a current state of fear for the future it can be hard to find the right vibes to put you in the mood to write. So here are my five favorite ways to get in the mood to write. Music: All the joy of beautiful sounds and poems being... Continue Reading →

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November Reads

Greg Allenby, almost seventeen, is in line to inherit his family’s cheese-making business. He wants nothing to do with it. Bored with his life in Ames, Iowa, he thinks of nothing else except getting out of his hometown and going somewhere with his girlfriend, Jenny Gillis. Anywhere will do. Everything changes with the arrival of... Continue Reading →

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Author Interview: The Notorious Mrs. D

Tell us a little about yourself please. Wow…that’s kinda tough. Hmmm…I’m 59, been married, been divorced. I have 3 kids, all grown. 1 grandkid in California. My son (who’s 25) has Down Syndrome and other issues. He’s fully dependent and lives with me at home, so he’s pretty much the center of everything I do.... Continue Reading →

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Write Better: Best Workshops of 2019

The Scriptease Writing Workshop: In an expansion of its popular and exciting Scriptease play reading series, and as an initiative to nurture state and regional playwrights and screenwriters, Iowa Stage is launching the Scriptease Writing Workshop. This workshop will offer a series of courses to area writers to help hone their skills and bring their... Continue Reading →

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Write Better: LGBTQA Characters

LGBTQA Characters: Tips for doing it well. LGBTQA books are a big right now, so writing you character correctly is a must! Getting it wrong could not only insult someone, but poor research make an author look extremely unprofessional. So know your stuff when writing, especially in the LGBTQA community. As authors we tell stories,... Continue Reading →

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