Tag Archives: Writing

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 4

Well, everyone, I’m happy to say that I’ve made it to the end of November’s Poem-a-Day challenge! It’s definitely been difficult, but I managed to write thirty new poems over the course of a month. I’ll probably share another post later with all the things I’ve learned over the last thirty days, but for now […]

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 3

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everybody! I’m here with seven more rough drafts of poems written off of prompts from the Writer’s Digest poem-a-day challenge. This week’s were difficult, and I think some of them are my least favorite of the month so far. That being said, I have beaten my record from last year, when I only […]

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 2

Here we go–round two of the 2018 November Poem-A-Day challenge. It’s been hard to write each poem within the 24-hour window, but I’m hanging in there. I hope you enjoy this next installment. Day 8: Poem that Hints at Something “Clickbait” What happens next will leave you in tears– will shock you– you’ll never believe […]

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 1

November is here, which means the year is speeding up and pushing us full steam ahead into the holidays! Last year during November I participated for the first time in Robert Lee Brewer’s poem-a-day challenge over at Writer’s Digest. If you enjoy poetry or a little creative challenge, it’s not too late to join in […]

October Update

I didn’t want to let the month of October slip away without posting anything to the blog, so here’s a quick update to let you know what’s been happening over the last few weeks. Just like last year, October has been a crazy month. It started out with Homecoming festivities at work, and it hasn’t […]

2017 Poem-a-Day Challenge: Week 3

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day feasting and celebrating with your friends and family. As you can see, I’m a bit behind with the Poem-a-Day Challenge. The poems are getting shorter (and somewhat sillier) as we go along, so I hope you enjoy at least one of them! Check back this weekend […]

2017 Poem-a-Day Challenge: Week 1

Normally this kind of thing would scare me, but as I’ve written over the last five days I’ve been reminded just how much I really love to write poetry. Even in five days, the ten minutes or so I’ve been able to scratch out of my schedule to write have become a sort of creative lifeline. 

Gilead and the Gift of Fiction

There is a song by Sara Groves called “Add to the Beauty” that I try to listen to at least once every morning–either while I’m getting ready to leave home or while I’m driving up I-75 to work. Over the years this song has become a daily reminder of some of the things I value […]

To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck 

Last year I read East of Eden by John Steinbeck, and I liked it so much that it made my list of favorites from 2016. The fact that I loved East of Eden so much is only one of the reasons I picked up To a God Unknown this summer. Another main reason that I picked up this […]

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Have you ever suffered from any type of mental or creative block? If so, Steven Pressfield has some suggestions for you in his book The War of Art. Pressfield, a successful novelist and screenwriter, shares his interesting thoughts about fighting the creative battle in this little book. I originally downloaded this on Audible, but I decided […]