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One Reason Authors Journal

One Reason Authors Journal

I, like most travelers, keep a journal or at least a log of where I’ve been. For some strange reason I started keeping track of the time of sun rise and sunset, the outside temperature, and the campground location, name and site number. Is there really a purpose for...

Dancing with the Alphabet

Dancing with the Alphabet

One never knows what readers will rave about. Have you written a blog post and felt it could win a Storyteller of the Year award and yet somehow it goes unacknowledged? Then there's the handful of posts you figured would wither in the shadows of someone’s recycle bin...

Uncommitted Consequences

Uncommitted Consequences

"It depends on what day you ask me! But in the thick of a draft or a revision, I think my favorite advice comes from Patricia Cornwell: To treat your writing like a relationship, not a job." -Jessica Strawser What are there consequences if you don't write your book?...

Write The Shitty First Draft

Write The Shitty First Draft

"One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore. Another is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around." -Anne Lamott It's time to stop talking about what we...

Procrastination Doesn’t Rule Me

Procrastination Doesn’t Rule Me

“Write while the heat is in you. … The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.” —Henry David Thoreau What is it that holds us back from being productive? There are plenty of excuses and I’m sure if we sat...

Writing Prompts

Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken.

WP: Family Reunion

WP: Family Reunion

Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken.   Writing Prompt: There's only an hour left before you have to leave for a family reunion; are you ready? Write about what is going through your...

WP: The Storm

WP: The Storm

Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken.   Writing Prompt: Describe the last storm that rolled into your area.

WP: Love Letter

WP: Love Letter

Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken. Writing Prompt: Write a letter to someone you love.

WP: Found Along The Trail

WP: Found Along The Trail

Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken.   Writing Prompt: You found $300 on the side of a hiking trail; what would you do with it?   You're invited to share your response (500 words...

WP: Super Hero

WP: Super Hero

Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken.   Writing Prompt: Write a story featuring a new super hero.   You're invited to share your response (500 words or fewer) in the comment...

WP: Grandma’s House

WP: Grandma’s House

Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken. Writing Prompt: Describe, using your five senses, what it was like to walk into your grandmother's house in the middle of the summer. You're invited to...

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