5 Tips for Turning an Idea into Art

5 Tips for Turning an Idea into Art

These days there are many people who feel they have a story to tell and want to write a book. If you are one of them and don’t have a clue how to get started, here are five helpful tips to get things rolling. 1. Before everything else, do your homework! There...
Writing Shame

Writing Shame

By Peter Gajdics   In the spring of 2004, when I was 39 years old, I started writing a memoir about my six years in a form of “conversion therapy” at the hands of a licensed psychiatrist, and the medical malpractice suit I’d filed against the doctor for treating my...
Invasion of the Index Cards

Invasion of the Index Cards

By Nina Sadowsky The index cards start in a tidy pile on my desk. As a writing project progresses, the pile of old-school, variously colored cards grows, forming the arc of the story. I assign each chapter a card, using a color-coded system to differentiate character...