Write What You [Don’t] Know

“Write what you know” is an idiom in the creative writing world as common as “show, don’t tell.” These nuggets of writing advice are well meaning, but sometimes, advice without explication can be as useless as a bag of potpourri in a landfill. I recently attended a creative writing conference with a workshop that offered Read More …

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge?

How can we forget the Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) of 2014? It’s etched into my memory; the craziness and effectiveness of it. What appealed to me during this fleeting period of viral fundraising was the fact that the challenge was meant to benefit ALSA, a “non-profit health organization that is dedicated solely to the fight against Read More …