THE WRITE LIFE: Erin Enberg

Because of the fact that writers, more often than not, are solitary creatures – who spend their days and nights locked up in dank basements or sweltering attics – we often get a bad rap. We are seen as creatures of the night, as unapproachable, as shady. So, what I wanted to do was to ...

My Father’s Painting

*The image used is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Thomas Buchanan.   I’m sitting underneath a painting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It’s a stately painting, and the man who created this work of art is the man who is supposed to be my biological father. Longfellow’s stern, bearded countenance is aimed down at me as I ...

THE WRITE LIFE: Writing Prompt #11

It’s my weekly blogging day, so I am back with another couple of writing prompts before I try and finish my main blog post of the day. I’m doing these prompts not only to help me (because I get Writer’s Block a lot) – but also hopefully to help you. Feel free to use this ...

Dungeons & Dragons Is Back

For many people, playing┬áDungeons & Dragons, (also known as D&D) and by extension playing any role-playing game, has long been something for the “nerds”. Inaccessible, confusing, tedious. As a kid, I started playing with the 2nd Edition after my stepfather showed us all one of his lovingly preserved character sheets. He explained to us that ...

THE WRITE LIFE: Shawn French

Writers are so often viewed as tortured, solitary creatures who spend their waking hours hovering over the keys of their battered laptops in a dank basement or in the corner of a coffee shop, agonizing over their words. While it is true that the act of writing is mostly something one does on their own, ...

THE WRITE LIFE: Writing Prompt #10

I felt like posting another writing prompt, and so here we are. Feel free to use this prompt, as well as past entries (found under the WRITE LIFE tab under the Categories section on my home page) to break free of the dreaded Writer’s Block. Check back often for more ideas. Feel free to link ...

THE WRITE LIFE: Writing Prompt #9

It’s time again for another writing prompt! Hope you all have been digging your way out of writer’s block, but feel free to use the exercise as a way to lift yourself out of the mire you’re currently in. Past entries can be found under the Write Life tab under Categories on my home page. ...

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