How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight What’s at the end of the road? Tuesday: Smell How does the season further set the stage for the action happening in your story? Wednesday: Sound How far will your character travel? Thursday: Touch Capture a sense of springtime through one of the lesser-likely senses, touch. Friday: [...]
*Guest post by Lynnette Bonner* Let’s face it. We’re all busy. Most of us writers have that ...
One of my favorite means of finding inspiration is talking to other writers. Nothing shakes off the ...
A beautiful spring here in Seattle has beckoned us to explore sunny nooks and relish pre-summer trips. ...
We’ll be honest. Sometimes as writers we just need to get together and hang out. To catch ...
How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight Don’t always rush to delete the outtakes. Stop for ...
What are the things on your to-do list that you keep telling yourself you’ll get around to ...
*Guest post by Lesley Ann McDaniel* Every hero needs an Achilles’ heel. But what exactly does that ...
All writers learn from those who have come before. In my case, I am blessed with a circle of friends who are successful in their writing right now and have books coming out soon. Part of me celebrates with them and the other part wants to learn from them. Lucky for you, we’ll be doing [...]
Hi friends, I hope this morning equals sunny skies and a warm pot of coffee for you. Or, if it doesn’t, that at least you can savor the coziness of cuddling up with a sweatshirt at your desk with a hot cup of tea while listening to the rain pound on your windows. This week’s [...]
Prolific journalist, film critic and screen writer Roger Ebert died yesterday. Whether you agreed with his reviews or not, somehow we all wanted to know what he thought about the movies we loved. He’s the reason “two thumbs up” is a staple phrase in American culture. What made him unique for his time was how [...]
Here at Nooks & Cranberries our motto is that “there are plenty of reasons not to write, but we’re here to ensure that a lack of creativity isn’t one of them.” Lately I’ve had plenty of creativity, but what has kept me from finishing the many projects that I’ve started is fear. It’s a silly [...]
It’s a pretty exciting week for food bloggers. In the past week two of my favorites have announced book deals! Last Thursday, Hannah Queen told her readers over at Honey & Jam that she is now working on writing and photographing a cookbook of cake recipes, tentatively called Farm to Cake (Spring 2015, Stewart, Tabori & [...]
The one thing better than a cafe bustling with writers and book-lovers is such a cafe located inside the biggest bookstore you can imagine. Think that place only exists in your dreams? Think again–it’s World Cup Roasters located inside Powell’s City of Books in Portland. Food and Beverages First things first when you arrive at [...]
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