Writers on Writing: Kevin Griffin

KEVIN GRIFFIN is a Buddhist teacher and author of several books, including One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps, and his latest Buddhism & the Twelve Steps DAILY REFLECTIONS. A longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12 Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders ofContinue reading “Writers on Writing: Kevin Griffin”

Writers on Writing: Christina Marrocco

CHRISTINA MARROCCO is a Professor of English and Assistant Director of the Writers Center at Elgin Community College. Her writing has been featured in Silver Birch Press, The Laurel Review, Red Fern Press, Mountain Review and Ovunque Siamo.  Her debut novel Addio, Love Monster was released on June 1 (Ovunque Siamo Press). ANGELA: Where doContinue reading “Writers on Writing: Christina Marrocco”

Writers on Writing: Scott Austin Tirrell

SCOTT AUSTIN TIRRELL is the author of 4 fiction novels (with 2 more on the way) and 7 non-fiction books in his Frustrated Writer series. He also maintains his own publishing company, Satirrell Publishing, which publishes journals and project planners on a variety of topics for creative folks. Scott lived in China for over 3Continue reading “Writers on Writing: Scott Austin Tirrell”

How to Write a Literature Review

Many people are daunted by the literature (lit) review portion of a dissertation or thesis. It requires much focus, time, and energy, so it is not something to put off or be undertaken casually. The good news is that getting this section right will make it easier to write the remaining chapters. Before starting yourContinue reading “How to Write a Literature Review”

Writers on Writing: Joshua Isard

JOSHUA ISARD is an Assistant Professor and Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Arcadia University. He has published numerous short stories and his first novel, Conquistador of the Useless, was published in 2013.   ANGELA: Where do your ideas come from? JOSHUA: Mostly real life experiences. I can’t say that’s new forContinue reading “Writers on Writing: Joshua Isard”

Writers on Writing: Kim Antieau

KIM ANTIEAU is a prolific writer, researcher, librarian, publisher and blogger. She has published 20 novels, six collections of short stories, four non-fiction books and numerous short stories, articles and poems. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, and fellow writer, Mario Milosevic. ANGELA: Where do your ideas come from? KIM: I getContinue reading “Writers on Writing: Kim Antieau”

Writing: Structure and Organization

The structure and organization of writing is critical to effective communication. There is a standard format that can be followed regardless of the purpose or intended audience (two important elements that were discussed in this post). The following framework will help you successfully convey your thoughts and ideas. You may recognize it as the formatContinue reading “Writing: Structure and Organization”

Writers on Writing: Nina Kiriki Hoffman

NINA KIRIKI HOFFMAN is an award-winning author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. She has been nominated for every major award for her short fiction in the fantasy and science fiction genre. ANGELA: Where do your ideas come from? NINA: Ideas are all around. I always have at least a pen and a piece ofContinue reading “Writers on Writing: Nina Kiriki Hoffman”