Donna Janke Posts

Book Travel Writing Lessons

“Kill your darlings” is a phrase familiar to most writers. The phrase is often attributed to Stephen King who said, “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks…

Creativity Tips

A cliché is described as “a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.” Clichés are useful in that they convey emotion and character that…

Tips Writing Lessons

A few years ago I heard about the book the War of Art by Steven Pressfield. I started looking for it in every book store I went to. I eventually…

Book Review

This past week I received a rejection email from a magazine for a short story I’d submitted six months ago. I’d forgotten I’d submitted it. Sometimes submissions never receive a…

Writing Lessons