Anita Agers Brooks, Uncategorized

The Writing Process Animated

I don't know about you, but sometimes a YouTube video offers just the right inspiration to get me motivated. I'm always looking for good writing videos, and I stumbled across this one. It's fun, but also informative. The other thing I like about it, is it's translational. Regardless of what your talent and/or dream, the principles… Continue reading The Writing Process Animated

Karen Jordan

My Writing Life: Taking Chances, Making Mistakes, and Getting Messy

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!  (Ms. Frizzle, Magic School Bus) I've always lived up to Miss Frizzle's teachings, even before I became a writer. So this is one of my favorite writing quotes. I still have mud on my face at times, and my clothes get twisted on occasion. And at times, I wander… Continue reading My Writing Life: Taking Chances, Making Mistakes, and Getting Messy

Karen Jordan

Writing Life: 5 Tips for Endurance

Since we all face setbacks in our writing life on occasion, I hope this post from the WordServe Water Cooler encourages you. Enjoy!How do you endure setbacks in your writing life? If you’ve embraced writing for publication, you’ve probably faced discouraging obstacles in your journey. I’ve also faced a few stumbling blocks in other areas of my… Continue reading Writing Life: 5 Tips for Endurance

Karen Jordan

Writer’s Block? Try Freewriting

Are you stuck in your writing project? Begging for some help? Have you considered freewriting--just forgetting about grammar and mechanics for awhile, and "just write"! What is freewriting? For me, I just put the pen or pencil to the paper (or fingers to the keyboard) and write. I usually don't even know what I'm going to write… Continue reading Writer’s Block? Try Freewriting

Karen Jordan

Embracing Sacred Moments

When I first signed with my literary agent, Barbara Scott of WordServe Literary Group, I wrote "Embracing Sacred Moments" for the WordServe Water Cooler.  Hope you enjoy it! Have you ever wanted to hold on to a moment in time and savor the amazing experience a little longer? The radiant fog bank settled just above Lake Cortez at dawn,… Continue reading Embracing Sacred Moments