The old saying, “Life is Stranger than Fiction”, epitomizes my journey this past year. Some days I’m still not sure any of this is real, or if I’m going to sadly wake up from this incredible dream. One year ago today, I discovered GCLS and soon after was accepted into the GCLS Writing Academy 2021.… Continue reading Stranger Than Fiction
Several years ago during my tenure as an educational consultant, I was sitting in a classroom watching an excellent teacher engage every student in her room. They volunteered answers, respectfully commented on each other’s opinions and seemed genuinely thrilled about learning. No one acted out and no one refused to do what the teacher asked.… Continue reading Guest Blog: Ann Roberts
by Tagan Shepard I decided to enroll in GCLS Writing Academy because I knew I had more to learn. I published my first novel, Visiting Hours, with Bella Books in 2017. It was good and my editor made it even better. Each of the four books I’ve published since have been better than the last.… Continue reading Finding the Rest of My Character with Writing Academy
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!
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
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
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
Writing Academy instructor, Penny Mickelbury, Announces Upcoming Release of New Book: You Can't Die But Once, #6 in the Gianna Maglione/Mimi Patterson mystery series.