“Ever read a story, novel or poem and wonder why you’re unable to identify with it? Perhaps you decide to stick with it and struggle through reading it. But now you’re left unsatisfied with how it was told to you. What exactly was the issue with it, why couldn’t you just get into it? Sometimes it’s as simple as the Point of View it was told to you in.” Continue reading Narrative Point of View & Deep Point of View: Writing Tips #WriteTips #AmWriting
“Spoken Word is, alive. Sounds weird, right? But if you consider the best of it out there, it’s always about the performance, the presentation. Choose a subject matter that’s passionate and important to you. Doesn’t matter if it’s about bubble gum or world affairs, it should be powerful and remember to do it with a passionate attitude.” Continue reading 11 Powerful Tips for Producing #SpokenWord #Poetry
“Therapeutic writing was first studied and developed in the late 1980’s by American social psychologist Dr. James W. Pennebaker. It has also been extensively researched and written about by Dr. Gillie Bolton in the UK also. ” Continue reading Expressive #Therapy: #Writing It Out #mentalhealth #mentalillness #amwriting
“Use simple words that pack the most meaningful punch. Your writing shouldn’t need dictionary, a thesaurus and Wikipedia just to digest it.” Continue reading 9 Tips For #Writing Killer #Fiction #WriteTips #AmWriting #Reading #Books #Authors
“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”¹ Simon, Lord of the Flies. Essay on William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies. Continue reading LORD OF THE FLIES & THE PSYCHOLOGY OF POLITICS
Please donate to a worthy cause! “Stigma Fighters has been featured in, WaPo, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and on Good Day New York.” Continue reading Please donate to a worthy cause, Stigma Fighters. Help authors and writers read their work at the NYU Bookstore in May!
“…the film is pure almost literary quality Art; meant to provoke and elicit a response from the viewer-consumer. And it does exactly that: You either love it or hate it. But you react.” Continue reading The Neon Demon: An In-Depth Film Review
Originally posted on Barrie Writers' Club:
Hey, everybody! Join us for Word Up’s next event @ Unity Market Cafe & Studios. We’ll start at the usual 7 pm and feature one or two guest authors, followed by the ever-popular and always inspiring open mic. Guest readers for this month are Tracy L. Ward & Barrie Doyle. Barrie Doyle – Born in Wales, Barrie is a… Continue reading Word Up December 8, 2016
“An Apple employee dies during a secret business meeting in Beijing, People’s Republic of China where he had gone to investigate new malware called, WireLurker.” Continue reading #52Weeks #ShortStory #AmWriting Challenge: Week 10 #WritingPrompt! #SciFi #Technology #Thriller
It was a super busy week this week—I had to get an article done so I only did a half-assed job on some microfiction. And my dog ate all my homework ;) Continue reading #52Weeks #ShortStory #FlashFiction #Microfiction #AmWriting Challenge: Week 9 – The Rabid Parrot
Originally posted on Writer than a write angle:
? So week 8, and it has been a busy week between work and holidays so this one’s rather short. A great prompt by Natalie! My cat is a very picky eater, sometimes he is horrified by the foods we eat, literally horrified… it’s adorable. I think we all know our idea of horrible foods but I… Continue reading #52Weeks #ShortStory #AmWriting Challenge Week 8: But have you tried it on nip? by Squirrel of Doom!
“A rare bird refuses to be smuggled quietly.” @nataliesbooks Continue reading #52Weeks #ShortStory #AmWriting Challenge: Week 9 #WritingPrompt!