I’ve done it. I pulled together my best fiction, I wrote my heart out about my love of teaching and writing, and I submitted my CV and letter of interest for a creative writing MFA and associated graduate assistantship at the University of Arkansas at Monticello as well as the MFA program at National University.
Last year, I started reviewing writing resources for Curious Words. I’ve plowed through dozens of books and apps and software, sharing only the ones I found most beneficial along the way. After a year of doing this, here are my top 10 favorite writing resources: Continue reading “11 Best Writing Resources”
When I started blogging last year, I had no stinking idea what I was doing. Even with my simplistic ideas about how blogging works, I felt lost. As I dove deeper and deeper into blog-verse, I realized I was in over my head. I knew I would need help if I was going to make this thing work. Continue reading “Learn with Krista Dickson: A Blogging Handbook and Pinterest Course”
Orson Scott Card’s Characters & Viewpoint offers an in-depth look at inventing, constructing, and performing characters in fiction writing. To this end, he makes a distinction between writing and storytelling– a relationship he likens to composer and performer, screenwriter and actor. Continue reading “Characters & Viewpoint: A Review”
If writing screenplay interests you, you really need to check out Robin U. Russin’s and William Missouri Downs’ book, Screenplay. Continue reading “Screenplay: Writing the Picture Review”
Profit From Your Passion (PFYP) is an A-Z blogging course. Your guide through the ins and outs of blogging is Krista Dickson, a blog-woo guru. Continue reading “Curious Words Review: Profit From Your Passion”
Profit From Your Passion is a 12-week e-course and group coaching program for new bloggers. The goal is to help new bloggers build strong foundations for their websites, grow their online communities, and start making money from their blogs. Continue reading “Profit From Your Passion Course Information”
When a few writing colleagues recommended Curious Words check out Scrivener, they forewarned me that there is a steep learning curve. They also said I should muscle through it because the software is totally worth it.
Folks, they were right on both counts. Continue reading “A Scrivener Review”
Today’s a two-for-one deal! I did a side-by-side comparison of two PDF annotators that I regularly use: Evernote and the Adobe Acrobat app.
Most of my reviewing I do in Word, but there are instances when a PDF annotating app is either necessary or more convenient. Continue reading “My Two Favorite PDF Annotating Apps: Evernote vs. Adobe Acrobat”
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If you read my previous article on Grammarly’s free services, then you know they had me seriously impressed. So imagine my glee when I investigated the Grammarly premium services and encountered this list: