Get ready for Planner Geek-out! I bought a $30 planner from Staples today. This is appalling as well as thrilling, because I am really good at thinking about what else that money could buy: a week’s worth of groceries; a pair of brand new jeans; fill my gas tank; and more. But my mom reminded … More Color-Coded Planner Critique
Adriene started her newest 30 days of Yoga journey—Dedicate—two days ago. I’ve chosen to dedicate myself to this round of yoga while she’s putting them out there. Although I have started to pay more attention to my body by acknowledging the things I eat and the way I move, I’m not interested in yoga for … More 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene: Kindness
Why do we have to choose between surviving or starving if we focus on our art? Let’s just choose to practice our art as one piece of our lives. … More Writing to Starve or to Survive: Why do we need to choose?
My friend Sara Codair published her first book!
… More Power Surge — Best friend’s first book ever!
Starving Artist teaches part time for money, continues to write when able. … More Teaching like an adjunct
Three tactics to avoid when tackling your memoir. … More How NOT to Write a Memoir
The thistle is a cringe-worthy plant and so are these three things NOT to do in your story or book. … More How to Make Readers Cringe
I’m starting a Patreon Page! The Wandering Editor. … More I’m Starting a Patreon!
Vacation is a time of rest and relaxation for many, but for some of us it’s a period of intense learning and adventure. … More A Day at the Beach: Yeah, right
Act like a kid and give new things a chance, no matter how boring you’re worried it will be. … More Boring is Subjective: Identifying Trees with Kids
Even obsessions can get exhausting after awhile. Here’s to writing. … More Writing is Past and Future
I just got back from an epic two-week road trip across the U.S. What did I learn about writing? A ton. If you want to write for travel magazines, or just want to tell great stories about places you’ve been or things you’ve done, keep these tips at the top of your mind: Write during … More Break Your Trip into Ideas
Anyone can submit to the NYT Modern Love Column! Will you get published? Maybe. Editor Daniel Jones shared tips at ASJA’s annual conference this year. … More How to break into the Modern Love Column
Instead of competing, let’s support one another in the arts … More Friends, not Enemies
Published writer Sara Codair parallels writing and cooking, and she offers an original soup recipe just for you! … More Story Soup: A Guest Post by Sara Codair
Do you ever get stuck? Don’t keep forging onward! Try a different way. Here’s one. … More Getting Unstuck
My current Magazine-obsessed writing process and why you should draw yours too! … More Draw Your Writing Process
Have you ever thought about getting your work published in a magazine? Here’s a one-page process to get started pitching ideas! … More Writing for Magazines: Just Do It!
Just because hiking is my drug, doesn’t mean it’s the only cure out there … More Hiking is My Medicine
This travel writing database is full of valuable how-to-pitch-to-magazines information and is well worth checking out at least once … More Travel Magazine Database and why you should try it