7 Practical Ways to Meet Your Daily Word Count

By Alycia W. Morales, @AlyciaMorales It’s important for writers to be writing. Otherwise, it’s difficult to call oneself a writer. Eh? Some days it’s a struggle to sit at the keyboard and put words on that screen. We all have them. The cursor blinks at us as if taunting us to dare to move it. One […]

Smart vs. Real Dialogue

By Todd Allen, @ToddAllenAuthor One unfair stereotype which plagues writers is how we hear voices in our heads (like there’s something wrong with that?). What most non-writers fail to understand is when writers focus on their characters’ thoughts, actions, and feelings inspiration sometimes manifests as words and phrases in our minds. Often this includes lines of […]

Quit Your Day Job?

By Tamela Hancock Murray, @Tamela_Murray   Writers spend much time and effort creating books, and those who are serious about making a living — or at least supplementing household income — invariably reach the proverbial fork in the road when they must ask, “Do I have what it takes?” If you have reached this point, […]

Comfort Zone/Chocolate Zone

By Rhonda Rhea, @RhondaRhea   Think chocolate is not the answer? Maybe you’re not asking the right questions. Okay, I do know chocolate is not really the answer to all the world’s problems. But it does sort of make a challenge a bit more palatable. Chocolate-coating our discomforts—couldn’t hurt, right? Sometimes chocolate is not only […]

The ART of Exceptional Editing

By Deb Haggerty, @DebHaggerty     ed•it \’e-dət\ vt [back-formation fr. editor] (1791) 1 a : to prepare (as literary material) for publication or public presentation b : to assemble (as a moving picture or tape recording) by cutting and rearranging c : to alter, adapt, or refine esp. to bring about conformity to a […]

Writing Lessons from Cancer

In Remembrance of a Friend too Soon Gone

All of us here at BRMCWC are saddened by the recent passing of Bruce Brady. There are very few of you who have NOT been touched by him. His encouragement was without end. And his wisdom and insight were always delivered with love and compassion. Below is a post he wrote for The Write Conversation […]

Writing Through Tragedy

By Lucinda Secrest McDowell, @LucindaSMcDowel   Will we ever get used to hearing that there has been a mass murder of innocent people? That a hurricane has utterly destroyed an entire town or island? That in some utterly unimaginable way evil has been perpetrated on God’s creation? I hope not. I hope we remain horrified. […]