Category: Lit Discussions

June 24, 2020 /

Welcome everyone to the 4th and final week of our blog series Writing Craft: Reading to Write! To wrap up our blog series, today we’re going to put together everything that we’ve learned so far and give writing craft a bit more perspective when it comes to brainstorming and revision. If you haven’t already, go ahead and read the previous 3 blogs on writing craft (an overview), finding your purpose, and developing your voice because each week of our series has been building to this.  Writing Craft as a Tool for Prep Work and Revision: I know over the past few…

June 17, 2020 /

Happy Wednesday, all! We’re going to jump right into the 3rd week of our blog series Writing Craft: Reading to Write. If you haven’t read the last two blogs in our series on writing craft as a whole and finding your purpose, then go ahead and read those before we begin because each post in the month of June is a part of our blog series, and each new post will build on the one before. This week we’re talking about a very important writing craft element: voice.  What is a writer’s voice? Like the other craft elements, a writer’s…

June 10, 2020 /

Welcome back, everyone! We’re kicking off week 2 of our blog series Writing Craft: Reading to Write. Today’s topic is all about finding your purpose with each new writing project. Just a quick reminder that if you didn’t read last week’s post, “Writing Craft: Reading to Write — What is Writing Craft?” then go ahead and read that before we begin because each post in the month of June is a part of our blog series, and each new post will build on the one before.  What is a writer’s purpose? Simply, a writer’s purpose is why they’re writing. Are…

June 4, 2020 /

Quick Announcement: Welcome back, everyone! Before we get into today’s blog, I wanted to say “thank you” for your patience! It is my goal to publish a new post every Wednesday, but sometimes life gets in the way and I have to post a day late—like I’m having to do this week. So, thank you for your patience and willingness to be flexible. As always, thank you for being a part of the Wilde About Books community! Today we’re kicking off our first blog series, Writing Craft: Reading to Write. Our first week in our 4-week series is going to…

April 22, 2020 /

Welcome back, Wilde About Books community! We’re almost to the end of National Poetry Month! Has anyone been working on any big projects? I’m in my last week of graduate school, so my big project is almost over! Today I wanted to talk about putting your writing into the world, so I thought I’d start by sharing my experience and see where we go from there.  If I’m being honest, I’ll admit that I’ve put little of myself, my writing, into the world. I’ve submitted to a few university competitions and a few small publications, but nothing more than that.…

February 25, 2020 /

In a couple days, I’ll be taking a road trip back home to Kentucky and I’m searching for an audio book to keep me awake during the 14+ hour drive. Any suggestions? Last night I found myself scrolling through a list of books to choose from and I couldn’t really find what I was looking for. I was searching by genre and I found terms like “Juvenile Fiction” and “Women’s Fiction.” Not only are these terms outdated, but they are also offensive. The database of audiobooks I’m using is clearly outdated, but even the glorified Audible doesn’t use the appropriate…