Category Archives: inspiration/motivation

Inspiring A Writer Manqué from Brockton

(Manqué: short of or frustrated in the fulfillment of one’s aspirations or talents—used postpositively; i.e., a poet manqué) Guest post by JW Rogers Dinner was winding down and I’d just gotten into an unlikely conversation.  A man I didn’t know had been sitting across from me all night and I’d written him off because of…

Cheap Therapy

By Milli Thornton Sometimes, even when I’m completely eager to work on my current story, I have fear of starting a new writing session. There’s that fear I won’t know where to go next with my story. Or only slightly less intimidating (if I have an outline to work with), that I won’t know how…

From The Rooftops

By Judy Clement Wall Over the past couple of years, I’ve learned the value of setting a goal and saying it aloud. To someone. (Or to lots of someones, if you have a blog.) I’ve used the technique to write (and then rewrite) a novel, submit stories to new markets, complete NaNoWriMo, try things I’ve…

Fear of Writing Success Story: Percolations and the Chicki’s Writing Circle in Texas

Story by Marilyn Agee (aka Peachebean of the 10K Days) A group of writers in the Hill Country of Texas (near San Antonio) has proudly produced their own Fear of Writing anthology. The group was formed in 2005 after Milli presented the Fear of Writing Clinic in Canyon Lake, TX. The group still meets each…

The Web of Inspiration

By guest blogger Darryl Dawson On Writing.com’s Facebook page, a question was posed to me that is asked of every writer (for that matter, every artist) at least once in his or her career. Somehow that question has survived longer than the cockroach and I don’t know why; it’s such an empty, “make-conversation” question that…

Inkwell Alley – Ya Gotta Be There!

I’M THRILLED to introduce my new friends from Inkwell Alley, Monica and Sbass. I asked Monica, the writer half of this artist/writer team, to share the vision for their blog and to provide submission guidelines for Inkwell Alley’s “Feature Fridays.” Here’s Monica in her own words: INKWELL ALLEY is a place where artists, writers and…

Light That Bucket! ~ A Special Tribute to George & Lisa White

AS I’M WRITING this blog post, I’m listening to a special song called Light That Bucket by The Bucketeers. I’m also watching Facebook and CaringBridge.org for updates about a kidney transplant happening in Florida today. My childhood friends from the 60’s back in Great Falls, Montana—brother and sister, George and Lisa White—are bonding in a…

Spiritual Short Stories – A Heartfelt Conversation with Chris Cade

INSCRIBE YOUR LIFE is the name of a new program in development by spiritual author and mentor, Chris Cade. Fear of Writing has been invited to participate and 26 prompts were written for a special Fertile Material workbook. The new program will be released later this summer. Meanwhile, if you’d like to get to know…

New Writing Prompt: Sparkling Beasts & Glimmering Gods

By Milli Thornton THE PHILOSOPHER’S APPRENTICE, a novel by James Morrow, caused me to laugh on almost every page, ponder like a philosopher, and visualize parts of the book coming to life as a movie. It also caused me to have a writing prompt moment. That’s when I notice something that begs to be made…

A Writer Kissed by Inspiration

By guest blogger Raff Ellis WHEN I UNDERTOOK the writing of my memoir, Kisses from a Distance, I didn’t know what I was getting into. People have asked me why and how I decided to do it, what inspired me? After giving it a lot of thought, I’ve actually developed a lecture on that topic…