• #WhyIWrite

    Why I Write: A Guest Post By Vickie Miller

    I write for many reasons, some of which you wouldn’t understand. But most of all, I write because it’s freeing. Growing up, there wasn’t much I could do. My family was poor. We lived far away from the center of town for many years. There were too many mouths to feed. And I was a nerd. Reading was my favorite sport. Can it be a sport? There was little else that interested me and I didn’t know how to draw. So, when the moment came in third grade where the students were required to enter a writing contest as an assignment (is it really a contest if entry is mandatory?),…

  • Creativity,  Discipline,  Inspiration

    Write Jar Revolution A Guest Post by Vickie Miller

    Joining a writing group has had a big impact on my engagement in the writing community. And in the course of participating in this group, the #WriteJar revolution was born. All too often we get caught up in doing things that have to be done and forget about ourselves, our hobbies, and our dreams. #WriteJar is here to help you keep things in perspective. It’s about caring for yourself as a writer among all the other roles you play in life. What is #WriteJar you ask? It’s a simple concept that keeps writers motivated and forward thinking about their writing and their dreams about becoming a successful writer. Here’s how…