A Productive March

Is the month really almost over? Wow! It seems that March has come and gone as quickly as January and February. Loss of time seems to be a common theme with writers which is why we like to stop and reflect every month to see where the time went. Here’s a sampling of what we’ve […]

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Writer’s Kitchen: Words and Wine During Travel

Developing a writing ritual or routine is a feat to be celebrated. So what happens when one travels, and as a result uproots all of that progress for a moment in time? For me, traveling is a time of suspension, a hiatus of sorts when all of the routines of life get put on pause […]

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Daily Writer’s Fix: March 25-29

Did you enjoy the Daily Writer’s Fix from a few weeks ago when we encouraged you to go digging in your beloved writing books? We’re doing it again this week! Do you ever read through books about writing and dog-ear the pages with writing exercises, telling yourself you’ll go back to them soon and actually […]

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Friday Forum: 3/22

An author has made major headway for writers on the publishing scene. Hugh Howey has managed to become a millionaire from his science fiction series which is available on Amazon. “Wool” sold more than 400,000 ebooks and was optioned for Hollywood, and all well before the first print edition rolled off the press! What makes […]

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Scraps to Scrumptious: Post-Flight Dinner

A few nights ago, after returning home from a trip for a travel piece I’m writing, I needed to make a late dinner. Rummaging through the refrigerator, I threw away remnants of meals from the week before consisting of leftovers we didn’t have time to eat. Virtually all that was left–aside from the food that […]

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Destination Inspiration: Sterling Coffee Roasters

Portland holds a soft spot in our hearts. Just a few hours away from Seattle, it’s easy to drive there for a weekend, and it’s a perfect urban getaway for people who like books (one word: Powell’s!), good food, the Northwest lifestyle, and–of course–coffee. Food and Beverages Let the flavors shine by keeping your coffee […]

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Daily Writer’s Fix: March 18-22

How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight   If photography is painting with light, then writing is painting with words. Write a long paragraph today–about anything–being as descriptive as possible. Tuesday: Smell Take your character on a boat ride. While you’re at it, feel the breeze on your skin, listen to the sounds of […]

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Writer’s Kitchen: Our Favorites So Far

Just a few nights ago Sarah and I cooked a special dinner for our husbands to say thanks for all their help so that we could go away for a writers’ retreat. The results–saffron risotto with scallops–was pretty amazing, I have to say, and I only wish we had snapped up some better-quality photos to […]

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