No Longer Anonymous: Alexis Kanda-Olmstead Overcomes the Terror of the Publish Button

Originally posted on Discover:
Alexis Kanda-Olmstead’s moving essay on body image, “Making Friends With This Body,” was the fifth post on AKO Collective — a blog she started in August to showcase her writing. We spoke with Alexis about her blog’s origin story, her inspirations, and Blogging University. Costume? What costume? (Alexis Kanda-Olmstead) What sparked…

The First Draft

This November has really taught me a lot about what it means to write the first draft. And, oddly enough, I didn’t really understand the first draft until I’d written about a dozen of them. I think I’m starting to get it now, and as a self-proclaimed amateur writer and a damn fine looker-upper-of-things, I … More The First Draft

Let us.

Originally posted on maryegalvin:
I have started a few different posts on here and Facebook regarding the election results. This is the truth. This is a path forward. — You don’t know me very well so I feel the need to explain. My instinctual, visceral response to many troubles and conflicts is aggression. It is…

If I Could Write a Letter to America: A Textbook Instead

In school they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Someone said superman, and they gave him a textbook instead. Someone said princess, and they gave her a textbook instead. When John Lennon said happy, they gave him a textbook instead. They tell us the real world isn’t like high school, … More If I Could Write a Letter to America: A Textbook Instead

For the love of books and stories and how they change lives

Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
Something a little different today. ? ? . Jamie Lee Wallace Hi. I’m Jamie. I am a content writer and branding consultant, columnist, sometime feature writer, prolific blogger, and aspiring fiction writer. I’m a mom, a student of equestrian arts, and a nature lover. I believe in small…