Plan B

An acquaintance asks you if you have any words of wisdom to contribute for a talk she’s giving on the topic of “Building a Writing Life.” You start to tap out a bunch of little bromides along the lines of a) make a practice of writing regularly, b) look at writing as a process rather … Continue reading Plan B

Another Picture Book Writing Workshop, Saturday, April 7

PICTURE BOOK WRITING WORKSHOP Greetings, writers! Any of you picture book writers out there still feeling isolated? I’m offering another one-day picture book manuscript workshop on Saturday, April 7. We’ll talk about the fascinating/fiendish (take your pick) specific challenges of writing these fabulous little books, including the essential elements of picture book writing: characters, story … Continue reading Another Picture Book Writing Workshop, Saturday, April 7

Poem of the Week, by D.A. Powell

Outside Thermalito – D.A. Powell Persimmons ripen with the first frost. The bitterness inflicted on them    takes their bitterness away. Would that there were some other way. — For more information on D.A. Powell, please click here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/da-powell — Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Alison-McGhee/119862491361265?ref=ts Blog: alisonmcghee.com/blog Continue reading Poem of the Week, by D.A. Powell