Something to think about:My stepfather, a custom home builder, taught me the basics of carpentry: “measure twice, cut once.” Sounds simple enough, but it takes discipline and an investment in time to slow down and repeat the measurement, and the power saw can be unforgiving. Many are the boards wasted by a few mismarked millimeters. … Continue reading WRITER’S WORKSHOP I, Week 1, The Fastball
Exciting News! I am going to be hosting a weekly Writer’s Workshop here on Saturdays, beginning March 7th. Please join me for a fun, challenging opportunity to stretch your writing skills in this friendly environment. I love the group at GDG! I’m thrilled to be joining you, especially in a format that explores the power … Continue reading Exciting News!
I have made a conscious decision to spend less time online the last two months. I was becoming more and more concerned that my online life was starting to feel more real than my brick and mortar life. My mood was starting to fluctuate in reaction to how many positive responses I was getting to … Continue reading WHY I AM SPENDING LESS TIME ONLINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON (AND SPENDING MORE TIME PLAYING WITH MY ART SUPPLIES) – Christine E. Ray
Forks in the Road Back in the day – like 1988 – I was in my senior year of high school. And like the many teenagers before and after me, I was faced with choices. We all encounter the forks in the road…if I go right this and left that. What makes forks in the … Continue reading THROWBACK FRIDAY: The Arena
Brittany the Book Guru wrote the thought-provoking piece below and has graciously agreed to have it republished on the Go Dog Go Cafe. I apologize in advance for how long this post may end up being, but I think it’s an extremely important topic and one that has many facets and areas to discuss. I … Continue reading The Importance of Content/Trigger Warnings In Books & Book Reviews (& More) – Brittany the Book Guru
This post was inspired by the Feminist Book Title Challenge being hosted by Christine Ray.
The Baristas have spent the month of July brainstorming how we can continue to make the Go Dog Go Café a dynamic and interactive community for writers to gather. Starting August 1st, we will be introducing new features, giving an old favorite an update, and introducing new Baristas. New Features Throwback Fridays Most of the … Continue reading Exciting Things Happening at the Go Dog Go Café
It is the mission of Go Dog Go Café to provide a warm, inviting and inspiring gathering space in order to build a healthy and supportive writing community. We are committed to providing the Go Dog Go Community with a mix of weekly and special features that explore the writing life and writing from a … Continue reading Now Recruiting: Baristas for the Go Dog Go Cafe
When I first contemplated choosing pieces and organizing them for Composition of a Woman, I naively thought it would be fairly quick and straightforward process. I had recently served as the editor for an art show chapbook that included pieces from 12 very diverse girls and women and as the primary editor for Anthology Volume … Continue reading Anatomy of a Book: Choosing and Organizing Your Writing- Christine Ray