Power of Story

Does it matter what we read?  Does it matter that we read?  Is there any power in someone writing?  Will the life of one person, written down, affect someone else? I found a fascinating example in the words of an English teacher trying to teach in a school with gang warfare: Erin Gruwell.  It’s beenContinue reading “Power of Story”

Too late to start?

I like and admire this post, which I came across on Twitter, from Mary Cecilia Jackson: I started writing what I WANTED to write at 54. Began with picture books. They sucked hard core. Found my YA voice at 56. Got an agent when I was 59. (It was HARD.) My debut comes out inContinue reading “Too late to start?”

Writing Opportunities Feb/March

Kindly published by the Aerogramme Writers’ Studio.  Awards, fellowships, competitions – in  varieties of writing, targeted at different audiences – most likely SOMEthing right in your area of writing – that you hadn’t heard of before  (First time I’d heard of the Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency.) If all you need to spark writing is knowing there’sContinue reading “Writing Opportunities Feb/March”