Category Archives: The Working Writer

Clearing the Fog, Savoring the Mystery

[The following is based on the opening of my book Creative Writing DeMystified] Dear Writing It Real Members, I like the following two quotes because they help me think about what it feels like to write poetry, personal essays and fiction: Things are not all so comprehensible and expressible as one would mostly have us…Continue Reading

Create a Good Climate for Story Growing

As I connect with my co-author Christi Killien Glover and plan a rendezvous in Sitka, Alaska this summer, I am remembering the fun we had writing the letters that became Writing in a Convertible with the Top Down. Those were the days when we lived in neighboring towns and our letters were the old fashioned mailed ones. In this…Continue Reading

Making a Daybook into Creative Non-Fiction

When a new year starts, we often resolve that this is the year to take our writing seriously and to keep a writing schedule. Here is a repost of an earlier Writing It Real article with five great ideas for accomplishing this. Try them. I think you’ll find that you build the discipline you’ve been…Continue Reading