Indie Publishing 101 – Part 1

Indie Publishing 101 – Part 1

Piper Bayard “Writing is an art, but publishing is a business.”~ Piper Bayard of Bayard & Holmes That may be a grim thought to us artists, but it is true, nonetheless. We write for different reasons—fun, therapy, journaling, therapy, to master a skill, to be part...
Coloring With Words

Coloring With Words

Eldred “Bob” Bird I liken the writing process to using different boxes of crayons. Remember when you were a kid and got the big sixty-four color pack with the sharpener in the bottom? You could draw whole worlds in amazing detail with the color palette provided by...
Using Visuals to Inspire Scenes

Using Visuals to Inspire Scenes

by Ellen Buikema There are times I’m absolutely certain of the characters’ surroundings, the shape of the scene crystalizes in my mind and I can write it all in one sitting. Don’t you love those times? But there are moments when that just ain’t happenin’....