Guest Appearance

On a recent post, I listed ideas for posting when ideas aren't coming. One of those ideas was to invite someone to guest blog, which I said I'd never done. I meant that I'd never invited anybody to guest blog over here at Ann Kroeker, but I haven't ever guest blogged for anybody else, either.And … [Read more...]

Backwards WFMW: Blog-Definition

On the backwards edition of Works For Me Wednesday, I get to ask questions instead of offer tips. This blog first came about because of the book I'd written. My publisher suggested I start a blog back when most people I knew had never heard of blogs or blogging. I had to explain it to them, and they … [Read more...]

Feed Me (a Carrot), Seymour!

About a week ago I posted about blogs needing to be fed.A bit later, I shared my experience at a writing workshop called "Writing from the Heart," where the leader recommended we find the convergence of heart and mind, where what we're dealing with at a heart level is also what we're thinking a lot … [Read more...]

Write from the Heart

At the writers' colloquium I attended last weekend, the one where Haven Kimmel brought the keynote message, I participated in a breakout session entitled "Writing from the Heart." The workshop leader, Brent Bill, led us through a couple of simple exercises designed to illustrate that while it's … [Read more...]

Feed Me, Seymour!

At a writing event this weekend, one of the speakers leading a breakout session mentioned his blog. He said, "A blog is like an animal--you must feed it."True. To keep a blog alive, it needs food in the form of quality content.But how much? And how often? Monster-plant-sized portions daily, or a … [Read more...]