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Interview with Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, The Art of Poetry No. 94. Incredible woman, raised working class quiet outside of Bakersfield and in the Mojave, teaches remedial English at a community college.

Kay Ryan, The Art of Poetry No. 94

Alice Munro, The Art of Fiction No. 137 Alice Munro takes this year's Nobel prize in literature Interviewed by Jeanne McCulloch, Mona Simpson

15 Questions Authors Should Ask Characters - Writers Write

How well do you know your character? 15 Questions Authors Should Ask Characters We spend a lot of time creating characters. We think about names, where they live, who they love, whether or not they have a phobia or a personality.

How Well Do You Know Your Character? Includes a list of 100+ things to find out about your character

How Well Do You Know Your Character? Infographic- The link leads to a BUNCH of different helpful questions.

From Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within - Natalie Goldberg / Via BuzzFeed: 25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer / Via quotes-on-writing.tumblr.com

25 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be A Fearless Writer “Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.

I was interested to interview writer @lauracjackel for #conversations3 when I noticed much of her writing for commercial entities was of a more personal nature. Obviously this is where online writing has veered since blogging blew up and memoir essays have become a new norm. But her interview revealed much more about what it takes to sustain a career as a freelance writer these days especially living in a smaller regional centre. #conversationswithcreativewomen #conversations3…

I was interested to interview writer @lauracjackel for #conversations3 when I noticed much of her writing for commercial entities was of a more personal nature. Obviously this is where online writing has veered since blogging blew up and memoir essays have become a new norm. But her interview revealed much more about what it takes to sustain a career as a freelance writer these days especially living in a smaller regional centre. #conversationswithcreativewomen #conversations3…

Best Places to Retire 2012 - Retirement - Cost of Living, Crime, Unemp... - AARP

Best Places to Retire 2012 - Retirement - Cost of Living, Crime, Unemp...

Hay(na)ku: Counting up a new poetic form | WritersDigest.com

Hay(na)ku: Counting up a new poetic form

On Day 8 of the 2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge at Poetic Asides, Robert Lee Brewer asks poets to write a paranormal or normal poem (whatever that is).

FREE! This sheet can be used as a reference for kids to use when stuck for something to write about, a fast finisher activity, or a first week of school activity!

Setting Up Our Writer's Notebooks

This sheet can be used as a reference for kids to use when stuck for something to write about, a fast finisher activity, a first week of school activity, or as a literacy center! Possible alternative to a heart map.

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