Oh, JOY!

Oh, Joy!

What brings you joy? The Oxford American College Dictionary defines joy as “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness”. Synonyms for joy include: jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss, ecstasy, rapture, enjoyment, felicity, joie de vivre, jouissance, thrill, delight, pleasure, merriment, thrill… What brings YOU joy? Is it the sound of rain […]

Inspired by History

inspired by history

By Michelle Lynn Senters- As a writer, I seek inspiration from the world around me. Nature. Relationships. Observations. People. Events. The study and appreciation of world leaders, those influential men and women who used their lives for the good of others, is a powerful tool for writers. Today is World Nelson Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela (shown […]

Treasure Hunt

Kids are writers

By Michelle Lynn Senters- We are off to a LATE start today. Every Wednesday morning, I meet with my writer’s critique group. We read our stories to one another and offer honest feedback and suggestions. This group encourages me to continually improve my skills and hone my craft.  I highly encourage each of you to find a […]

Writer’s Rest


By Michelle Lynn Senters- Our title, “Writers Rest” is a an example of a perfect “subject-verb agreement”. Our plural subject (WRITERS) agrees with the plural verb (REST). RULE OF GRAMMAR: A singular subject requires a singular verb. Example: The boy reads. A plural subject requires a plural verb. Example: The boys read. Yes, “Writers Rest” is an example […]

You Are a Writer

kaw summer camp1

By Michelle Lynn Senters Welcome to the first annual KIDS ARE WRITER’S Summer Camp! Are you ready to have some fun? You have a few tasks to do today. 1. Daily Check-In: Sign in below in the comment section. Include your first name, age, location (city, state, country), and tell me what you like to write. […]

Write in a New Place

Write in a New Place

By Michelle Lynn Senters- As a full-time writer, I spend many hours a day staring into the computer screen.  My eyes grow weary.  My brain becomes mush and soon, I realize I have nothing to say.  Every writer goes through “writer’s block” (the inability to put words on the page) and every writer has their […]

The Power of Words


By Michelle Lynn Senters- I believe in the power of words. Whether written or spoken, words have the power to teach, inspire, heal, entertain and love.  And when chosen carefully, words have the power to transform the life of the reader. Read the following words and pay attention to how you feel. I believe in […]