writing

Study Abroad Tips: Don’t Forget to Write Home

by Heather Robinette /
Heather Robinette's picture
Jan 09, 2017 / 0 comments

With technology, communicating is a lot easier than it used to be while traveling. Now during the times you are abroad, you can not only communicate with your family and friends back home, but you can use programs like Skype and Facetime to see them, as well. Although it may not be the main method of communication, sending postcards and written letters from around the world can be something you keep and look back on to remember your time abroad. I did this while studying abroad in London, and am grateful for the experience.

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

The Fire Truck Who Got Lost: New children’s book by first-time author on the Autistic Spectrum

“I’m not just an autistic kid anymore, I have climbed a freaking mountain" writes Colin Eldred-Cohen on the release of his new children’s book, The Fire Truck Who Got Lost.   

Eldred-Cohen is a 28-year old creative writer with Asperger’s Syndrome. The Fire Truck Who Got Lost is his first children’s that became a reality through a highly successful crowdfunding campaign. 

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

How Nature Can Answer the Problems of Human Experiences: Escapism: Words + Photos

When I first heard of the book Escapism: Words + Photos, by Candice Lee, I was excited. Nature plus poetry plus lived experience? YES! Then the book came in the mail, and I opened it and happily dug in. 

How Nature Can Answer the Problems of Human Experiences: Escapism: Words + Photos

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Stratford Writers Festival launches interactive component to help emerging authors get published

A new kind of 21st Century literary festival combining literature, the arts and interactive programming comes to Stratford next month, giving aspiring writers a chance to share their work with established authors and industry professionals.

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

What is it like to be a writer? Canadian author Marianne Brandis on the creative life

As a writer, I am entranced by words. I love them – writing them, reading them, re-reading them, finding writers that use them in creative, interesting ways. To say that my life is one of writing and reading is not an overstatement, but rather, a joyful way to be in the world. 

When I discover writers that I love, I dig in deeply to their words. They enrich my life, thoughts, reading. And, when I have the ability to share the talents of such writers? Well, this is one of the reasons I started this website. 

Kids Tales: Teens Making a Positive Impact on our World

by Lisa Doctor /
Lisa Doctor's picture
Feb 19, 2016 / 0 comments

Katie Eder is a tenth grade student—and an award-winning educator. Her passion for creative writing and her belief that kids can change the world led her to found Kids Tales, a non-profit workshop for elementary school students in low income areas, where original short stories are compiled into anthologies and self-published on Amazon.com. 

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Free Download: Accidental Poetry: Improve Your English Through Creative Writing

Teachers! Writers! New speakers of English—or any other language! For three days only—February 13, 14, and 15—the Kindle version of Accidental Poetry: Improve Your English Through Creative Writing by Lisa Lieberman Doctor can be downloaded for free on Amazon.com.

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Untamed: Honesty, Power, and Reality in a Dystopian World

Every so often, a book comes along that beautifully, powerfully reminds you of humanity. One such book is the first in a series (YAY!), entitled Untamed. Written by Madeline Dyer, this YA novel takes a look at a world that is changed - and who the changemakers are. From the start of Untamed, you're pulled into the arc of the story, as if one of the family. Then (and make note of this, so you plan for it) you won't be able to put the book down. Meals? Who needs them! Sleep? Ditto!

Lisa Doctor's picture

A Backpack Full of Dreams

The thirty-nine ESL students, dark eyed and dark complexioned, each took their turn telling me their name and their country of origin. Mexico. El Salvador. Honduras. Cuba. Peru. Colombia. Ecuador. Lebanon. India. China. Korea.

A Backpack Full of Dreams

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Free writing resources from Creative Revolution Retreats

For all you women who want to travel and tell your story, Creative Revolution has the perfect combination for you.

Creative Revolution Retreats has just announced their next two creative writing for women retreats. The first in early November 2015 in Costa Rica. The second in July 2016 in Nicaragua. 

Pages