First of all, if you don’t know your audience, you cannot very well market your book or story or article. So let’s talk about genre or markets.
I love writing, but I also love teaching writing and encouraging or coaching other writers. This part of my website is the natural outgrowth of that passion.
From time-to-time, I will add information or websites that I hope other writers might find useful, like this one from Purdue University:
The owl at the beginning of the URL mean Online Writing Lab and it is the creation of Purdue University. This particular part of their site is the introduction to Creative Writing resources. If you look to your left, you will see just a glimpse of all the great resources available to you here.
Keep watching because I will add more resources, mostly dependent on either what I need or what my students need.
Writers: This alert is for you! July 27, 2022
I never envied your clothes, homemade and thin of fabric. I never envied your dented car nor your life on a farm small farm, the barely scrape-by kind of farm. I never envied you until,
Creative and Memoir Writing
It crunched. Yes, it crunched, like a thing with a shell, really, I could imagine like a baby octopus with little bony tentacles. Well, I could not swallow it like it was, so I had to chew it up somehow. So very gingerly, with my napkin very close to my mouth, I chewed it up fast. There is no other way to describe it – fast. And almost as fast, I swallowed it.
Creative and Memoir Writing June 22, 2022
“LEAVING IRELAND” BY CAROL BRENNAN KING, READING & DISCUSSION One of many things that would show up if you googled my name - a good sort of thing to show an agent or editor or publisher - talking today about name recognition online By Carol Brennan King Personal Essay Writing and Why! To get a…Read more Creative and Memoir Writing June 22, 2022
Creative and Memoir Writing
Like any good piece of writing, your review needs to hook the reader or get their attention. You might begin with a question or a statement about the author or the subject matter. But give it a little zip.
Creative and Memoir Writing:
5 Steps to Writing an Article Carol Brennan King June 8, 2022 Notes from our writing class Last week we put our toes into the water of writing an article. We stepped back and did an overview of the process, but today we stepped right in knee deep. First, remember that we are talking about…Read more Creative and Memoir Writing:
Let’s Try Writing Something New This Week!￼
After nearly three months, I am back at my desk! By Carol Brennan King June 1, 2022 As I thought about what facet of writing we should consider this summer term, it came to me that we have talked about our platform. But we really haven’t done much in class to build one. When I…Read more Let’s Try Writing Something New This Week!￼
When you don’t feel like writing!
This is like planting a garden and watering it. Get your materials and put them in a handy place in your bedroom. Start writing something small, four lines maybe, not a book or anything. This is just a playground for ideas.
Creative and Memoir Writing Class (yes, even during a break)
Many of you know that two months ago I fell on the treadmill and broke my kneecap. Really smart maneuver! Consequently, my writing corner, set up in the family room, was transferred to a corner of the dining room.
Good Morning Writers!
OK, enough of that. You all have four weeks with no writing class, but I hope you take some of that time to read. And to read closely. Jeff Goins puts it this way in his online article Why Writers Need to Read if They Want to Be Good: