The Heart of Writing

Helping you to connect with the writer within

“I wrote to find beauty and purpose, to know that love is possible and lasting and real, to see day lilies and swimming pools, loyalty and devotion, even though my … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five Minute Poetry

A quick and easy way to practice writing poetry is by using a few random words that have no relation to each other which you  work into a poem and … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

“In all writing, creative or reflective, there’s got to be only one way — that is, the immediate, the free flowing, unplanned way.” – Jack Kerouac, Book of Sketches

September 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Photo Prompt

This photo was taken by photographer Janine Riviere. Use this photo to write a story or a poem. Recreate the atmosphere of this picture in words. Create a character by … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The more you reason the less you create.” – Raymond Chandler

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

“I think novelists are in the education business, really, but they’re not teaching you times tables, they are teaching you responsiveness and morality and to make nuanced judgments. And really … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Story Prompt

Write a story where a nasty storm dominates the setting. Focus on atmosphere and think of creative and unique ways to describe it. What else is going on in the … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

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