Guest Barista, Andrew McDowell on Writer’s Resources

Writers must read and conduct research to build their stories. No matter the genre, writers need to build plot and characters to create something that will appeal to readers, and there are many books offering tips and insights into these elements. I will discuss those titles I have listed for my own recommended resources and … Continue reading Guest Barista, Andrew McDowell on Writer’s Resources

Children’s Book Title Writing Prompt Challenge – Christine E. Ray

Kristiana Reed's lovely poem Wrinkles In Time gave me the sudden urge to do a month's worth of writing prompts based on beloved Children's book titles. The following sprang immediately to mind as having great poetic potential: A Wrinkle in Time Where the Wild Things Are Good Night Moon Momma Do You Love Me What … Continue reading Children’s Book Title Writing Prompt Challenge – Christine E. Ray

Anatomy of a Book: Choosing and Organizing Your Writing- Christine Ray

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