letter writing

How (and Why) to Write Compelling Holiday Letters 6

‘Tis the season for sending holiday cards and letters. Personally, I love to receive these newsy letters from friends and relatives. Sure, they can be a little on the rosy side (who wants to write about life’s depressing details and send them out during the holidays for heaven’s sake!), but […]

A New Year’s Writing Tradition 6

There’s something about the end of one year and the beginning of the next that invites review and reflection. Without this calendar marker, it’s really just another day—but, for me, January 1 always feels momentous. It’s like drawing a line in the sands of time between the past and the […]

Blogtalk: Character Journaling 4

A COUPLE of weeks ago, I came across a link to a blog post by Lois Eighmy titled “Character Journaling for Fun and Profit.” Intrigued, I clicked. The post isn’t about journaling in the traditional sense … it’s not even about nonfiction. A character journal, according to Ms. Eighmy, is […]