Sense of Sight


By Michelle Lynn Senters- For the next several days, you will train your brain to think like a writer. We use our five senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing) to gather information about the world around us. Most of the time, we gather this information without much thought. For example, I might go outside and observe a bird sitting and […]

The Writer’s Notebook


By Michelle Lynn Senters- Do you like to collect things? Some people collect rocks, seashells, or various items from nature. Others collect coins, stamps, or figurines. Toys, junk, books, dolls, ball point pens, and antiques. Collections come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the typical (rocks) to the absurd (wads of chewed bubblegum, yuck). A […]

The Writer’s Briefcase

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By Carrie Charley Brown Does it feel like you are always on the go? Whether it’s a vacation, weekend road trips, travel to sporting events, or just plain waiting for Mom in the doctor’s office, the Writer’s Briefcase will offer hours of exciting writing adventures for you. You can take it anywhere and it will […]

The Write Routine

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By Marcie Flinchum Atkins- The hardest thing about writing for most writers is sitting down to write. Once you are sitting down, what do you write about? How do you get “in the mood” to write. Even people who enjoy writing find TV, sports, work (or school) gets in their way. 1. B.I.C.—Jane Yolen, author […]

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 […]