‘How To Write A Short Story In 3 Simple Steps’ & Other Words | Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing
Archives / Christina Lydia / Events & Articles On Literature / Pt. 7

‘How To Write A Short Story In 3 Simple Steps’ & Other Words | Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing

“Next, beat yourself up a little bit. This is terrible. You are terrible. Come up with between three and 500 more ideas. You know what to do with them. Throw them out. All of them. Return to that first idea. Now it’s good. Magic! Or is it? If you are still thinking about it, it might be.” — Charles Yu Continue reading

‘How To Ignore Your Instincts & Find The Real Story’ & Other Words | Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing
Archives / Christina Lydia / Events & Articles On Literature / Pt. 7

‘How To Ignore Your Instincts & Find The Real Story’ & Other Words | Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing

“All of this is only an instant, something I felt over the course of a single summer walk beside my mom. And yet this instant has stayed inside of me for two years now, and nothing has ever come of it except this essay, an answer to a question: What is writing like?” — Emily Ruskovich Continue reading

‘The Elements of A Successful Short Story’ & Other Words | Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing
Archives / Christina Lydia / Events & Articles On Literature / Pt. 7

‘The Elements of A Successful Short Story’ & Other Words | Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing

This week I’ll be chatting about short story writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s Compact Guide to Short Story Writing — A highly recommended read for any-level writer.

Short stories are captured moments living within a large, ever-encompassing world that is each individual’s life. Continue reading

“Excerpt: On Perfectionism By Anne Lamott” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting
#WomenWriters / Archives / Christina Lydia / Events & Articles On Literature / Pt. 7

“Excerpt: On Perfectionism By Anne Lamott” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s The Writer’s Guide to Poetry — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Poetry

Experimentation is a gift that perfectionism holds back. Being a perfectionist isn’t always a bad thing — but if we allow it to dominate our thoughts and our creativity, then it can take a while to breakthrough and to refocus our energy. Continue reading

“Excerpt: School Of Verse By David Orr” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting
Archives / Christina Lydia / Events & Articles On Literature / Pt. 7

“Excerpt: School Of Verse By David Orr” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s The Writer’s Guide to Poetry — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Poetry

If taking the road less traveled doesn’t mean what we’ve all thought it meant, then I don’t know of a better example of romanticization and the disappointment felt from high expectations. Perhaps avoiding this kind of disappointment is what author David Orr wants to share with us in his excerpt about dismantling poetic expectations and stereotypes. Continue reading

“Taking Flight” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting
#WomenWriters / Archives / Christina Lydia / Events & Articles On Literature / Pt. 7

“Taking Flight” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s The Writer’s Guide to Poetry — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Poetry

“I find the ache, and I listen, with all my heart, for what it means to me the most. I listen, and then do my best to let it sing.” –Tyler Knott Gregson Continue reading