A Novice Scrivener User Tries to Explain Scrivener

By Nicole Stump Perhaps you’re a more straight-thinking human, but when I’m writing anything more than an email, my notebook or Google Doc increasingly spirals out of control. I’m continually shifting, reshaping, reimagining how the piece will come out. Because of my non-linear approach to writing everything from poems to essays to fiction, it’s no... Continue Reading →

Going to Writing Land

I've been fighting for clarity lately. I've been off center and getting back on track has been the clumsiest act of dropping marbles, picking them up and dropping them again. It will pass.  It has to.  Forward movement. These poems are a reflection of my current attempt at finding my way through this uncertain phase... Continue Reading →

Walking is Writing

I am a person who likes to walk. I have a car that I hate driving because I am bad at it, driving, and I invariably picture my death every time I get behind the wheel. I have a bike, but I like walking better than biking. I like walking in a city more than... Continue Reading →

Full Circle

I accepted representation from a literary agent for my novel (hi, Erik!), and announce this on Facebook to a tepid reception. No one is a prophet in her own country. But I do receive an invitation from an old friend for dinner. She read some of my early autobiographical stories, the ones where I still... Continue Reading →

6 Reasons Your Book May Not Be Finished

  by Marissa Macy Finishing feels so good. No, not like that. Okay, like that too. But here, I’m talking about finishing a writing project. Writing, particularly in the novel format, is a long, thankless slog. And finishing something is a rare occurrence. Even if you’re prolific, you may experience the satisfaction of completing a... Continue Reading →

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