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Are you looking for a jolt of inspiration, a new way of approaching your writing practice?
Maybe you’re stuck on a scene or looking for a way to describe the nuance of a character.
Sometimes all it takes is one wild word to make a poem sing or a sentence fly. In that spirit, we’ve created this blog in hopes you’ll find a dose of wild writing mojo to fuel your next sentence.

Carly Sandifer started her writing career by scribbling words on the living room walls as a child. In the second grade, she became hooked on reading, addicted to books, and vowed to become a writer. Carly went on to graduate from journalism school and worked as a newspaper reporter and in the corporate world as a writer and editor. Carly earned her MFA in 2009 and is working on revisions to her memoir.


Carol Despeaux Fawcett lives in the Pacific Northwest where she grew up. She graduated from Western Washington University and earned her MFA degree from Goddard College. She is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in various journals. Her memoir and her poetry have won first place awards in the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Contest and her current work-in-progress, a fantasy novel, was a finalist. Her poems have been finalists in the Writer’s Digest Annual Poetry Competition, the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, and Ars Poetica. She received a poetry grant from Return to Creativity. “The Dragon and The Dragonfly,” is her first book of poetry and will be published in late 2017. Learn more about her writing at When she’s not writing or running her health and wellness business, she enjoys spending time in nature, petting the neighborhood dogs, waiting on her two cats, riding her motorcycle, and pretending she can play guitar.

She is one of the poets who contributed to “Poems for Las Vegas,” a fundraiser for the victims of the massacre that happened on October 1, 2017.  See: Poems for Las Vegas.



My cousin and I play dress up in my parents’ grocery store.  Of course, I’m the one in the wedding gown!



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  1. There’s an award for you on my blog – Have fun!

    March 22, 2013

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