Tag Archives: writing

Maggie Moris

Look Again

I have invited several of my writing colleagues to share an essay in answer to this prompt: “What lingers in your memory about a specific place, perhaps a recent vacation or a place you’ve lived? How did this place, or your travels, influence your creative process?” Writer Maggie Moris shares this essay. One blustery afternoon, several… Read More


Aimee Bissonette

Pine Needles

I have invited several of my writing colleagues to share an essay in answer to this prompt: What lingers in your memory about a specific place, perhaps a recent vacation or a place you’ve lived? How did this place, or your travels, influence your creative process? Here is the first of these essays, written by author Aimée… Read More


Miss Chickadee Finch

True-to-Life Details Woven into a Manuscript

I recently received a couple of questions about Olivia, a character in The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea, and the music that she sings. If you haven’t read the book yet (and you really should), this won’t give away too much. Maybe it will even entice you to read this book about two families (one human, one… Read More


Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea

No Monkey, No Money

When you’re writing a story, it’s important to have a problem that your characters can solve. In The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea, one of the problems I introduce is “no monkey, no money.” The family believes they are due to inherit money from their Grandmama … but only if they’ve taken good care of the sock… Read More


Crafting

From the Mailbag

Grace C., in second grade, wrote a letter to ask these thoughtful questions: Q: What makes you want to write/what inspires you? I wanted to learn how to write because I have always loved to read. I wanted to discover for myself what combination of talent and craft and imagination authors used to create a… Read More