Welcome to Sentence to Paragraph, a monthly podcast on the space between wordcraft and the writer’s life.
You Talkin’ to Me? Does your dialogue feel flat, repetitive, or too artificial? Do you find yourself generally shying away from dialogue? Say no more. Even the most acclaimed of writers struggle with dialogue. But dialogue is what brings a story to life. It deepens our characters, moves the story forward and conveys the mood ... Continue Reading »
Bridging Poetry and Prose What is the difference between poetry and prose? What are the benefits of either? Are something ideas better suited to one or the other? How do you move your prose to poetry or your poetry to prose? You will leave this workshop with one piece of prose and one of poetry, ... Continue Reading »
Nonfiction Workshop In this polarizing political climate, there’s plenty a writer can do to ensure that underrepresented people and groups get their voices out into the world. This workshop will walk you through three genres–literary essay, profile, and social commentary–to study how professional writers tell other people’s stories, and to learn to craft and publish ... Continue Reading »
This inspiring day will help you: Connect with your bigger artistic and life purpose Make time for what matters & become a prioritizing pro Create a clear plan so you know exactly what to do next Get to know & find your true fans and perfect clients WORKSHOP DETAILS NEW DATE: Saturday, January ... Continue Reading »
We made a book! With the assistance of Luminare Press, we’ve created a beautiful gift for Wordcrafters donors. For a contribution of $50 or more, we’ll send you, or the writer of your choice, this beautiful 8×10 writers notebook – containing more than a hundred lined pages, with inspirational quotes to encourage writers to keep ... Continue Reading »
AFTER NANO, NOW WHAT?! You wrote a novel in 30 days! Hooray! Bring that gem in the rough to the library and we’ll dive in to revision strategies to help you shape it into something truly beautiful. (Didn’t finish your nano novel but want to come learn some revision strategies anyway? Please come!) Monday, December ... Continue Reading »
RAISE YOUR STAKES! What makes a story gripping? Which plots are compelling rather than corny? How does a writer keep readers on the edges of their seats? This fiction workshop will focus on tension in stories: how to establish it, build it, and resolve it. Monday, November 21, from 5:30-7:30 pm Springfield Public Library, 225 ... Continue Reading »
Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine! Each month will feature a different professional writer, agent, or editor to talk about the business and craft of writing. Get yourself a glass of vino and pull up a seat! WWWs are free to the public (21 and over). Donations ... Continue Reading »
Are you a WriMo? Come Write with Us! We’re hosting Write-Ins at Springfield Library each Saturday in November from 1:00-3:00 pm. Snacks, word games, writing sprints, and more! Springfield Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield. Free and open to the public. (Not a WriMo? Come Write In anyway!) What’s NaNoWriMo? That’s short for National Novel ... Continue Reading »
What a blast talking with Cidney Swanson! Daryll Lynne is a big fan of the Ripple series, and James is focused on indie publishing, so Cidney hits that sweet spot of great stories and successful self-publishing. We cover a lot of ground in this interview. Bonus—Cidney reads from her newest book, Siren Spell!
We had so much fun talking with Eric about many things, but especially about his new novel Bull’s Labyrinth. (Eric reads the whole first chapter—so, so good!) Eric Witchey has sold more than a hundred short stories in many genres to publications like Clarkesworld, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, and many others. He has ... Continue Reading »
Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine! Each month will feature a different professional writer, agent, or editor to talk about the business and craft of writing. Get yourself a glass of vino and pull up a seat! WWWs are free to the public (21 and over). Donations to ... Continue Reading »