Donna Janke Posts

I recently bought the software package Scrivener. It is a word processing and project management tool for writers touted as “your complete writing studio.” Using it has caused me to…

Writing

Where do you start your story? I am not talking about about what you select for your compelling opening sentence, what the first paragraph is about, or even where in…

Writing

The start of a new year prompts people to make resolutions and look for ways to improve their lives. They make plans and look forward to new experiences. There is…

Writing

This summer I brought a short vignette to my writing group. They enjoyed the tone of the piece, but suggested I’d given one of the characters a name better suited…

Writing

A writer can feel “stuck” at many points in his or her writing. Sometimes you don’t know where to start. Sometimes you don’t know where to go next. Sometimes you’re…

Writing