How to Keep Writing in a Busy Season from TheBlissfulPoet.com

How to Keep Writing In a Busy Season

My husband and I bought our first house a few months ago. To me, that puts us squarely in the “grown up” camp even though I don’t feel nearly adult enough to be a homeowner. (I’ve just barely come around to the idea that I’m old enough to be married—and we’ve been married for three […]

Confessions of a Bad Novelist from TheBlissfulPoet.com / writing tips, author tips, how to write, writing inspiration

Confessions of a Bad Novelist

Can I confess something? This novel I’m writing, my very first? It’s bad. I mean really, really bad. I was sitting at Panera this morning working on chapter eight (after an hour of procrastinating chatting and coffee with a friend), and as I’m writing it I can tell I’m going to need a rewrite. Like, […]

One Poem a Week_My Writing Challenge for the Year from TheBlissfulPoet.com / writing tips, writing challenge, poetry, poems, writing inspiration

One Poem a Week: My Challenge for 2016

It’s true: I’m one of those nerdy poet types who’ll polish off a carafe of coffee in less than a morning, the one who communicates like a toddler unless I’m writing, the one who underlines and stars whole paragraphs in books and cries with sheer amazement at the mastery of a perfectly-crafted poem. God, why […]

So You Want To Be a Poet?: Helpful Tips for Writing & Getting Your Work Published | The Blissful Poet

So You Want to Be a Poet

  You’ve scratched, scribbled, and sculpted your greatest hopes and fears into artfully-crafted verses on a page — or perhaps your computer screen. Maybe you’ve cried about it, laughed at it, and crumpled it into the trash a few times before retreating to the kitchen for a well-deserved snack. Brain fuel, right? (Writing is exhausting […]