This post is for students of the fall 2016 session of my COD "Finding Your Writer's Voice" class.
To read winners of the Writer's Digest Photo Prompt contest, see this page. Remember: these are polished manuscripts--don't compare them to your freewrite story.
For info about the COD Writers at Work group see this website.
To learn about Waterline Writers, a group that meets monthly in Batavia, IL, see this website.
For an interesting article on the question of "Do I have writing talent?," see the Writer Unboxed website.
Here are two other articles you may find of interest:
a listing of some BAD ways to start a novel and
a piece called "The 'Zen' of Writing".
Finally, I invite you to sign up for my e-newsletter in the right sidebar on the News page. If you do, be sure to watch for a confirmation e-mail in your inbox--it may end up in your SPAM folder. You MUST click on the link in that e-mail to activate your subscription.
No matter what, I hope you'll keep writing!