Guest Post: What Inspires Anna M. Evans

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) This past winter I spent some intensely creative weeks at the MacDowell Colony in snowy New Hampshire, and there I met the wonderful poet (and a mean Scrabble player!) Anna M. Evans. She inspired me so much at MacDowell that I asked her to write a guest blog for me. … Continue reading Guest Post: What Inspires Anna M. Evans

Guest Blog: What Inspires Sara Zarr

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) When I read this piece of inspiration from Sara Zarr, it filled me with hope and assured me that maybe I'm not doing so badly after all. I hope it does the same for you: I’m inspired by failure. Which is a good thing, because right now I’ve got a first … Continue reading Guest Blog: What Inspires Sara Zarr

Guest Blog: What Inspires Tara Altebrando

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Listen to music while you write? Today’s musical inspiration comes from Tara Altebrando: Whenever I latch onto a new project I start with a concept, sure, but the idea or premise must immediately link to a feeling—often something I felt long ago, maybe just once, and never again. Then I … Continue reading Guest Blog: What Inspires Tara Altebrando

Guest Blog: What Inspires Lisa Schroeder

(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby) Today’s inspiration—for every brave person writing a novel this month—comes from Lisa Schroeder: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson Hope is what keeps me writing. Hope that I might write a … Continue reading Guest Blog: What Inspires Lisa Schroeder