# WritingWisdom #9: ‘Practical Steps to Improve Your Craft’

Thanks to Rebecca Monterusso for this list of concrete craft strategies. https://wp.me/p57bCQ-69P Originally published on Story Grid.

#WritingWisdom #8: ‘Writing Retreats & Activist Writers’

Memorial Day passed and college students are on summer break, so it's time to discover new vacation reads and polish your prose until it shines in the sun. Trish Veltman reflects on how to breathe new life into old writing by supporting settings routine retreats as creative incubators, opportunities to jump start stalled projects by … Continue reading #WritingWisdom #8: ‘Writing Retreats & Activist Writers’

#WritingWisdom #7: ‘The Essay as a Tightrope Between The Self and The World’

Thanks to Johanna Michelle Lim for this elegant meditation on the form, process and philosophy of the personal essay. https://wp.me/p5Dy7t-fT Originally published March 5, 2019 on Lim's blog What Distance Tells Us: Places and Spaces.

#WritingWisdom #6: Battling Writer’s Block

Today, I'm experiencing profound get-the-words-out gratitude for blogger Madeline Bartson. Try her block-busting tricks to get your literary mojo flowing. https://wp.me/p97v69-gf First published as '25 Hacks for Instsntly Finding the Motivation to Write, Even When You Don't Feel Like It' on the Caffeine & Writing Dreams blog.

#WritingWisdom #5: Craft reading for your bookshelf

This week's edition of #WritingWisdom offers a review of craft tips from master authors. Peruse suggestions on this list of 'Five Writing Books that I Can’t Let Go of' by writer and writing coach Artemis Savory. https://wp.me/p8KHQ3-ap The Artist's Way and Writing Down the Bones are old favorites of mine, but I clearly have more … Continue reading #WritingWisdom #5: Craft reading for your bookshelf

#WritingWisdom #4: ‘Finding Your Place in the Writing Community’

Issue #4 of #WritingWisdom features Becca Crocket's tips on how to connect with fellow authors. https://wp.me/p3x7IW-4Sl Via Writer's Rumpus on WordPress.

#WritingWisdom #3: To Record or Not To Record?

Issue 3 of #WritingWisdom features Matthew Kessel's craft essay 'For the Record.' Kassel interviews writers about using recording equipment when conducting research interviews. https://www.cjr.org/analysis/journalists-tape-recorders.php Originally published in the Columbia Journalism Review.