Guest Blog, Video

Author Karelia Stetz-Waters on Cliteracy and Affirmation

Trigger warning: This article discusses sex and female anatomy and includes a brief mention of spanking. A year ago, on Valentine’s Day 2020 (a few weeks before a sold-out theater would become impossible) I stood up in front of an audience of five-hundred and shared intimate details from my sex life. It was a wonderful… Continue reading Author Karelia Stetz-Waters on Cliteracy and Affirmation

Events

#WritingCommunity

Writing is a solitary activity, but even the most introverted of writers has to come out of their isolation occasionally for support, sustenance, and supper. Community can mean different things for people. For a group of students from a previous Writing Academy class, it means weekly video writing dates. For others, it means a built-in… Continue reading #WritingCommunity

Inside the Writing Academy

Inside the Writing Academy: with Penny Mickelbury

Penny Mickelbury joins the Writing Academy to share her knowledge, wit, and tips for incorporating a touch of mystery and suspense into your work. Even if you're not a mystery writer, Mickelbury's advice may surprise you. We writers tell stories, and stories are about the lives characters live, and the arc of living a life… Continue reading Inside the Writing Academy: with Penny Mickelbury

Guest Blog

Inside the Writing Academy: Luci Dreamer

Hi, my name is Luci Dreamer and I am a self-published author. My love of writing goes back to elementary school where I was always the last one to put away my writing journal after lunch. In high school, I enjoyed writing short stories and poems for our school’s literary magazine. It wasn’t until I… Continue reading Inside the Writing Academy: Luci Dreamer

alumni news

Alumnus News: Luci Dreamer Announces Release of Book

Join the Writing Academy blog in congratulating student Luci Dreamer on the release of her latest book, The Burden of Happiness! Sarah Leeds is haunted by horrible events in her past that have left her frozen in time when it comes to connecting with other people. She would rather go through life with minimal interaction than… Continue reading Alumnus News: Luci Dreamer Announces Release of Book

Guest Blog

Inside the Writing Academy: Meet Anna Burke

My first book, Compass Rose, was the product of the WA. The program gave me the courage, tools, and support I needed to take the manuscript from the mess on my hard drive to something publishable, and perhaps even more valuably, introduced me to a warm and vibrant community of writers and readers. So, when… Continue reading Inside the Writing Academy: Meet Anna Burke

Guest Blog

Inside the Writing Academy: with Finnian Burnett

This week in the WA, we’re talking to Anna Burke about exploding genres and subverting tropes. While tropes can be handy, and who doesn’t love a good friends-to-lovers romance, sometimes a writer needs to step out of the norm and explore their boundaries. Margaret Atwood does this beautifully in her collection “Stone Mattress", a book… Continue reading Inside the Writing Academy: with Finnian Burnett

Video

Looks Like We Made It, After All…

Good bye, 2020! Join the Writing Academy in saying farewell to 2020 as some of our former and current instructors and students chime in on their hopes and dreams for 2021: https://youtu.be/x2KClLwsUOg