Podcast #3 – Writing the Preliminary Synopsis

Podcast #3 further explores inspiration and focuses on writing that initial synopsis of what your book will be about. Check it out below, and let me know how you’re doing! xx, Stephanie * Stephanie Verni is Professor of Communication at Stevenson University. She has authored five works of fiction and one academic text on Event… Read More Podcast #3 – Writing the Preliminary Synopsis

A Cup of Candor’s Dose of Inspiration – From Princess Diana & the HBO Special

* Two nights ago, I couldn’t sleep. I don’t watch a lot of television, but that night, I watched a movie with my kids, then got caught up in another, and then, finally, landed on HBO and watched Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, the documentary about Princess Diana as told by her two… Read More A Cup of Candor’s Dose of Inspiration – From Princess Diana & the HBO Special

Inn-spiration in Inn Significant | Photo Inspiration When Writing Description

The students in both sections of my Magazine Writing classes can tell attest to what we worked on this week: (1) writing description and detail, (2) storytelling, and (3) finding your voice in your writing. I think about these three things constantly when I write, and as you read in my previous post about being… Read More Inn-spiration in Inn Significant | Photo Inspiration When Writing Description

Don’t Put Limitations on Yourself: Inspiration to Achieve the Goals You Set for Yourself

* Writer and director James Cameron (Titantic, Avatar, and the Terminator) says it best at the end of his Ted Talk on Ted.com: Don’t put limitations on yourself; other people will do that for you. I typically show this Ted Talk to my university feature writing students each fall after they read a piece about… Read More Don’t Put Limitations on Yourself: Inspiration to Achieve the Goals You Set for Yourself

And Then Inspiration Comes: Start Writing | Hints and Tips for Writers and Bloggers

You want to write. Writing is in your blood. You bloggers know this is true. You novelists know this is true. Magazine writers, newspaper writers, nonfiction writers, script writers—it’s part of who you are; it makes up your very existence. You can’t imagine life without it. And yet, some days it’s difficult to find inspiration.… Read More And Then Inspiration Comes: Start Writing | Hints and Tips for Writers and Bloggers