by Joy Van Stralen Today’s blog post will be a little different. The Writing Academy administration asked me, a Writing Academy graduate, to provide an insight into someone who graduated but did not go on to publication. I did complete a manuscript during my year with the WA, but I never completed revisions nor submitted… Continue reading An Unpublished Writer’s Legitimacy?
by Finn Burnett WHAT TO TRY WHEN YOU'RE BLOCKED When that happens, sometimes the best thing to do is take a short break. After the break, come back to your work ready to roll up your sleeves and get back to it. Writer’s block, like death and taxes, happens. We get wrapped up in our… Continue reading You’ve Been Blocked
by Luci Dreamer Last year, at the prodding of some very sweet fanfic readers, I revised my epic Klondike Gold Rush journey, Heart of Gold, into an original book. Feeling confident I had written something a wider audience would want to read, I submitted it to two different publishers, but both passed on it. I… Continue reading What Is it Like to a Goldie Finalist?
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?
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
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!
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!
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
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
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