No Writing is Wasted

No writing is wasted. There is purpose for every word you write. Whether you publish your work, whether your work is just for you. Whether it’s journaling, blogging, or poetry. There is a purpose behind all of it. Creativity. Expression. Practice. Growth. Passion. Authors who publish their work often must “kill their darlings,” or cut... Continue Reading →

Tips for NaNoWriMo Success

National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo 2017 officially kicked off today. With a goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days NaNoWriMos take on a huge task. If you have hopped on this crazy writing train or are thinking of joining the movement, here are 11 tips to help you succeed. Tip #1 Start Writing... Continue Reading →

Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween always brings out my creative side and keeps my Muse working overtime, but if you’re having trouble getting started on this All Hallows' Eve, I’ve got a list of writing prompts to help you get started. Your pumpkin starts talking to you after you carve it. Tell the story of Halloween from the candy’s... Continue Reading →

How Do You Start Writing?

I’ve seen this question posed in several writing groups lately by people who want to become writers, “How do you start writing?” As if there is some top-secret magic trick that we writers have been holding out on the world. The secret is...  you just start writing. That’s it. If you want to write, you... Continue Reading →

Plotting at Writer’s Chapter

Today Writer’s Chapter met for our weekly meeting. Writer’s Chapter is just a small group of local writers who get together once a week to talk about writing, the writing business, and to work on our writing in a social environment. It gets us out and helps us to emerge from our dark, lonely writing... Continue Reading →

Blood Red

This is a poem that I wrote about twelve years ago. Blood Red © Michelle C. Hillstrom Thorns of blood red roses pierce and slice my heart. My blood lay ‘bout you and you paint with it this piece of art. A pretty picture of the girl I could never be and all that’s in... Continue Reading →

My Muse is a Diva

My writing muse is a diva. She looks like your stereotypical Greek Muse (think the muses from the Disney movie Hercules as pictured above), but she is sassy, snotty, inconsiderate, and diva-licious. I have named her Diana Ross. Let me just go ahead and state that this in no way reflects upon the Great Diana... Continue Reading →

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