The Stars Among Us–Featuring M.J. Brett, Author

“Because of our adversities, we learn how to overcome. . .and keep going on.” (M.J. Brett)   Margaret Brettschneider, who holds a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature/Journalism from the University of California, is one of the most prolific writers in the Pikes Peak Branch of the NLAPW.  She has known many hardships, but…

THE STARS AMONG US–Featuring Author, Cindi Carroll

The Stars Among Us is a new blog feature of this website. It’s purpose is to spotlight our members in order to better acquaint our branch members, as well as our blog subscribers, with who our members are, their creative accomplishments and any current news about their latest works. Today’s Luminary–Cindi Carroll Our spotlight today…

Why Enter a Writing Contest?

Don’t Let Writer’s Fear Be An Insurmountable Obstacle to You! “But I’m not good enough, yet.” “I’m just not ready!” I often get responses like these when I encourage a beginner (or not so beginner) writer to enter our Flash Fiction Contest. It is almost always the fearful, “Maybe I’m not a good enough writer…

Word Sculptures: a Flash Fiction Contest

Writing a story is like an artist creating a fine sculpture. One has a lump of raw material to start with, the basic tools, and from there on it’s all a matter of shaping it, chipping away the parts that aren’t necessary, re-forming it, smoothing it and finally, when its almost done, giving it that…