Story Is a State of Mind School is an online creative writing school that teaches you how to still your mind and feel the joy and magic of creative writing. Besides Daily Writing Prompts, and motivational newsletters, we also offer a self-directed program which can be done at any time, as well as a guided course, and a critique workshop which each run once a year.

Dan Quillen
Dan Quillen, an alumnus of and soul friend of Anam Cara, has a new website to feature a series of genealogy books he has written.  The website features his books, a genealogy-related blog, links to genealogy forms, contests and other interesting features. 

Hungry Hill Writing
Hungry Hill writing is a small creative writing collective based on the Beara peninsula, providing writers' groups, workshops, writing competitions (including the now well-established Poets Meet Painters competition), and publications.

Barbara Babcock
Barbara, an Emmy-award winning actress, divides her time between acting and writing fiction.

Karen Blomain
Karen has received two PEN USA Syndicated Fiction Prizes, numerous fellowships and residencies. She has published four volumes of poetry and has edited an anthology of regional poetry.   Her novel, A Trick of Light, is currently in development for Barbra Streisand’s Barwood Films.

Angela Churm
This web site features one of Angela's projects, the BBC's "Cleaners, the "World's First Online Team-written Sitcom."

Anna Claybourne
"I'm a freelance children's writer and editor, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. At this site, you can find out about me and my books, check my schedule, and find some useful links to publishers I work for, other freelancers, and sites I like. If you're a reader who wants to write to me, or a commissioning editor looking for a writer or editor, please contact me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "

Carolyn Cohagan
New York comedienne, performer and writer, who has entertained audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

Blair Hull Curtwright
The web site for Congregational Church in Deerfield (Illinois) United Church of Christ for which Blair is pastor.

Peter H. Fogtdal
Danish novelist. 47 years old with a body of a 46-year-old. Nine novels published in Denmark. Three of them best sellers. One novel published in French (Fall 2004). Website in Danish and English.

David Gardiner
A writer's home page containing a large number of short stories, film reviews and other writing, one novel ("SIRAT" which is a sci-fi story), voice files of stories and songs in streaming MP3 format, as well personal material and links to purchase the author's published material and to sites of particular interest to writers. Also jokes, recipes and general madness. Come early and take a pack lunch. (it's big!)

Jan Goldstein
Jan is a nationally honored educator, an ordained rabbi, a playwright, published poet and screenwriter who was introduced to music as a child by Maria von Trapp. He serves the Shofar Synagogue for the Performing Arts in Hollywood where he has addressed thousands over the years from the stage of the Director’s Guild of America. Jan’s passion and enthusiasm are infectious. He founded Artists for Understanding as a response to the LA riots following the Rodney King verdict, and has led young adults in ongoing workshops using theater to foster understanding between races and cultures. 

Tania Hershman
Tania's first collection, The White Road and Other Stories (Salt 2008) was commended, 2009 Orange Award for New Writers. Her short and very short stories have been published in print and online and broadcast on BBS Radio 4. Tania, a former science journalist, moved from Jerusalem, Israel, to Bristol, UK, in August 2009 and is now writer-in-residence in the Science Faculty of Bristol University, working on a collection of biology-inspired fictions with the support of an Arts Council England award. Tania is founder and editor of The Short Review, a journal reviewing short story collections, and one of the judges of the 2011 Bristol Short Story Prize. She blogs at

Jerrie Hurd
The stories we tell ourselves shape who we are and what we expect from our lives.  Think of the generations of little girls who've grown up on Cinderella. I grew up on a ranch that had been run by four generations of women. When my grandmother told me that story, she always added a twist.

Ann Jennings

The Anna foundation is dedicated to the celebration of Anna Caroline Jennings' life through exhibiting her incredible art work as well as using her life experience to educate others on the epidemic of childhood sexual abuse and its horrific effects on the individual and society.  Ann is now Dr. Ann Jennings and works professionally in the field of sex abuse trauma prevention and recovery.

Ginny Keegan

Director of the Contemplative Writing Center, Ginny is a Certified Teacher of the Metcalf-Simon Practice of Proprioceptive Writing. In 1995 after a breast cancer diagnosis, she co-founded Cancer and Creativity Workshops, which received a grant from the Maine Women's fund to be presented to underserved women in rural Maine. Today she teaches privately and leads workshops at retreat centers, schools and hospitals in New England, Canada and Ireland. She sits on the Board of the Proprioceptive Writing Center in New York City, the Irish Heritage Center in Portland and the Maine Scholar - University of Southern Maine. Ginny is a long-time student of Buddhist meditation and an ordained lay member of the Order of Interbeing founded by Vietnamese Buddhist poet and teacher, the Ven Thich NHat Hanh.

Linda Hoffman Kimball

Linda Hoffman Kimball is a columnist for She graduated from Wellesley College with an MFA from Boston University. She is the author of Home to Roost and the editor of the book Saints Well Seasoned.

Carol Lem

Carol Lem teaches creative writing, composition, and literature at East Los Angeles College and has published poems in several well-respected literary journals as well as eight books of poetry.

Kim Richardson

Kim is a much-published haiku poet; he has edited a book of translations from Rumi, Gardens of the Beloved, which was published in November 2003.

Celeste Snowber

Celeste is currently working on a book combining her poetry and art.

R.J. Stewart

Robert John (R.J.) Stewart was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father came from a Gaelic-speaking family originally from the Western Highlands. His mother was Welsh, from a Welsh- speaking family from the Gower Peninsula in South Wales, with a tradition of singing and playing the Welsh triple-harp. He is known today as a composer, author, and teacher, with 40 books in publication, translated into many languages worldwide. He is widely experienced in theater, film, and television, and is a skilled performer and presenter.

Russell Tomlin

A linguistics professor, Russ focuses his creative writing on the personal essay.
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