The Write Spot books are a series of anthologies edited by Marlene Cullen. These books are collections of short stories, poems, and vignettes that entertain and include prompts to inspire writing. Each Write Spot book has a resource section with suggestions and tips to enhance your writing.
What readers say about The Write Spot Books:
The Write Spot: Musings and Ravings From a Pandemic Year
Many anthologies are special, but one that springs out of a global pandemic holds its own kind of relevance. —Karen Ely
The Write Spot: Writing as a Path to Healing
I have been savoring Writing as a Path to Healing. Reading it is like a warm conversation with an old friend, a chance to slow down and breathe: self-care at its best! Thanks for showing and telling about the healing power of writing! I’ll be holding onto my copy for a long time! —Marjorie Helm, LCSW
The Write Spot: Possibilities
These words will touch your heart and might even move your pen. — Brenda Bellinger
The Write Spot: Memories
I love this book and the way it encourages, instructs, and gives writers practical ideas to write. The stories are captivating and written from the heart. Each writer ends with an honest description of their Inner Critic and how they tame it. I read this book twice because of the honest and sometimes humorous stories. — Janet P.
The Write Spot: Reflections
Once I started reading, I didn't stop until I'd read it all. Reflections is a delight, just as were the first two Write Spot anthologies, so treat yourself. You might even find a bit of enlightenment along the way. — Janet S.
The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Connections
An absolutely wonderful collection of essays that touches the spirit with joy. This is a well-organized and fascinating book. I like how each entry includes an author bio and a picture of the author's younger self, along with a letter to the author's younger self. These images and letters add another layer and much interest to the book. —Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Discoveries
Discoveries shows the how to's and the rich results that can come from the free write format: relaxing into the richness of memory and imagination, then planting an idea in the form of a prompt— a word, a poem an object—to trigger a story idea. A beginner writer who needs guidance and encouragement, or an experienced writer who is stumped for ideas, can both benefit from a "Jumpstart." — Kathy M.
Relax into your chair. Escort your inner critic out the door.
You are free to write whatever is on your mind.
Be open to whatever comes up . . . write from an instinctual level.
Your writing doesn’t have to make sense. Don’t worry about how it will sound.
Keep your pen moving.
See your story and tell it.
If you run out of ideas, you can respond to:
I remember. . .
I don’t remember. . .
What I really want to say . . .