Getting to Know Your Character Through Poetry

Last weekend I attended the Charlotte Huck Literary Festival in Redlands, California. It’s a book festival specifically for teachers, librarians, and writers, with a very strong focus on poetry. One of the faculty members there was George Ella Lyon, author of the following poem: Where I'm From I am from clothespins, from Clorox and carbon-tetrachloride. … Continue reading Getting to Know Your Character Through Poetry

Contemporary World Building

We are thrilled to welcome our newest contributor, Amanda Hill!World Building is a term most often associated with writing sci-fi and fantasy. But have you ever thought about the concept when it comes to writing a contemporary story?People inhabit different cultural spheres within our world. Different communities. And each of these communities have different rules … Continue reading Contemporary World Building