Guest Blog

Who Loves Short Shorts?

Flash fiction is making waves in the writing community as writers are discovering the great big pleasure of going small. Publishers are jumping on the excitement wagon, too. Contests, anthologies, and flash fiction classes are popping up all over the place. Even GCLS is on the small ball – Writing Academy Manager Finn Burnett will… Continue reading Who Loves Short Shorts?

Guest Blog

Stories Don’t Write Themselves

By Cynthia Spurr Writing – daydreaming – fictional people have always been swirling around in my mind. It’s so easy and quick to conjure a story. Stories, however, don’t write themselves. Not matter how hard we try. The GCLS Academy is helping me with that last step to complete my novel, and hopefully the next… Continue reading Stories Don’t Write Themselves

alumni news, book release, debut book, Guest Blog

I’m not a downer. Honestly!

Rita Potter discusses writing her debut novel, Broken not Shattered. What I’m about to say might sound silly, but it’s true. I never thought of my writing as being heavy or depressive. One might ask how that could be, since my debut novel is about domestic violence, and my follow-up work is apocalyptic. My education… Continue reading I’m not a downer. Honestly!

Guest Blog

Free Money for future Writing Academy Students!

Got your attention, didn't we? Are you interested in advancing your writing career? Is your writing career just getting started? Read on for more information on how you can apply for one of three scholarships to the Golden Crown Literary Society's Writing Academy. Wanting to do something and not having the money for it just… Continue reading Free Money for future Writing Academy Students!

Guest Blog, Writing Spaces

Van Life as a Writer

by Feri Tyler My ability to sit down at a desk to write is a bit laughable. My preferred way of "sitting" is well...laying down. Yes, I am one of those gays, *insert eye roll and lopsided smirk. You know, the gay that couldn't sit correctly even if I had on concrete pants.  "Yes, I… Continue reading Van Life as a Writer

Audiobooks, Guest Blog

Audiobooks Aren’t Just Entertainment

by Stacy Miller Imagine you’ve just signed your first book contract, met your publisher in person at a writer’s conference, who responded to your one-minute pitch for your second book over cocktails with “Love it” and “I want it” and later shook hands on the plan for four more. You return home, ready to roll… Continue reading Audiobooks Aren’t Just Entertainment

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

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

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