Peggy's Tips for Writers
Writing events abound. As with anything, choosing to go to a writing retreat, writing workshop, or writing conference begins with being clear about what you want within the limits of time and money.
Are you afraid to write? Do you have writer's block? Fear leads to writer's block—we face the fear of not knowing if we are good enough, if anyone will like it, if we can finish, if we can start.
Creative aridity is part of the process of experiencing creative fertility.
How does one design a writing critique workshop to improve writing skill and learn creative writing?
Learn creative writing by learning centered writing practice, a way to free your inspiration and release writers block.
Like others, I thought the word "creative" referred to some particular genetic characteristic I lacked. But, finally I understood that "creative" simply means to draw on the imagination without preconceived notions of what the outcome will be.
Memoir is a slice of the author's life, one centered on specific events. Memoir has the same characteristics of a fictional story: memorable characters, conflict or an obstacle to overcome, and movement of the protagonist to overcome the obstacle.
Let me cut to the chase—what makes a good holiday letter? First and foremost, it reflects the personality of the writer or writers. (And don’t make the mistake of writing as though you are the omniscient author looking down from on high.)
Professional email. Professional mail should be written like a professional letter, at least on initial contact.
Creative writing requires creating conflict. The perception of conflict is based on movement and tension; the two are bound together.
Aware of the healing energy in my groups, but unable to formulate what I was seeing, I was thrilled several years ago to hear a short blip on NPR: research proved writing was good for your health.
How Do You Know You're a Writer? The Experience of One Writer's Acceptance of Her Gift
When the phone rang, I had no idea who it would be. Even when the woman said she was calling to get permission to quote me, I did not suspect what she would say next, which was: “I’m calling from the Oprah Show.”
Peggy Tabor Millin recommends these books for honing your writing and inspiring your spirit.