Writing Wisdom #9: ‘Practical Steps to Improve Your Craft’

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. For Issue #9, I am grateful to Rebecca Monterusso for this list of concrete craft strategies. https://wp.me/p57bCQ-69P Originally published on Story Grid.

Writing Wisdom #8: ‘Writing Retreats and Activist Writers’

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. 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. In Issue #8, Trish … Continue reading Writing Wisdom #8: ‘Writing Retreats and Activist Writers’

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

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. For Issue #7, let's offer 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 … Continue reading Writing Wisdom #7: ‘The Essay as a Tightrope Between The Self and The World’

Writing Wisdom #6: Battling Writer’s Block

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. For Issue #6, 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 … Continue reading Writing Wisdom #6: Battling Writer’s Block

Writing Wisdom #5: Craft reading for your bookshelf

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. Issue #5 of Writing Wisdom 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 … Continue reading Writing Wisdom #5: Craft reading for your bookshelf

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

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. Issue #4 of Writing Wisdom features Becca Crocket's tips on how to connect with fellow authors. https://wp.me/p3x7IW-4Sl Originally published by Writer's Rumpus on WordPress.

Writing Wisdom #3: To Record or Not To Record?

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. Issue 3 of Writing Wisdom 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.

Writing Wisdom #2: Favorite Nonfiction

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. Issue #2 features nonfiction reading recommendations from Stephanie at Adventures of a Bibliophile. https://wp.me/p5xJSp-8R9

Writing Wisdom #1: Books of the Year 2018: Nonfiction

Wild Womanista's weekly Writing Wisdom series features writing tips, publication and contest leads, fellowship and residency opportunities, author networking, and other authorial obsessions. Creative nonfiction is one of my specialties, so I'm inaugurating this series with a list of Books of the Year 2018: Nonfiction. Courtesy of blogger Elle Thinks.

Recent Publications

I've been on hiatus from blogging to draft, revise, and submit creative works for publication. 2018 was an incredible success with three essays and two poems printed in literary journals. 2019 is shaping up to be even better with another essay published last month and two more on the way. Check out my recent publications … Continue reading Recent Publications