Andrew Miller’s Debut Memoir

Andrew Miller, whose book If Only the Names Were Changed debuted in August, talks with Word Carver editor Cynthia Rosi, about turning addiction and a history of abuse into carefully crafted writing and beauty. WGRN-LP, Columbus on Saturdays at 12:30pm, 94.1-fm. Listen to the podcast here.

Seven ways to create the writer’s retreat you crave

Writing projects take second place during the school year when I teach at Capital University. I often wish for the spaciousness of creative work in the hubbub of the school schedule. Last the spring I applied for a residency, and received the wonderful news “you’re in!” The following day came this caveat: “You’re on the…

Award Winner! The LightCatcher

I’m doing the happy dance! Rosi’s The LightCatcher http://amzn.to/21ALQ5f is an Official Selection winner in psychological suspense novels for the New Apple Book Awards! When a highly intuitive mother starts getting psychic hits about the kids next door, she thinks she’s going crazy. She’s not, but her doubt doesn’t stop a clock that’s ticking toward disaster. Check…

Finding Poetry on the Bus

With my two-pump, no-whip mocha sloshing down my hand in foamy dribbles I ran for the 255 bus from Kirkland toward Seattle, trying to make the first Saturday session of the AWP writer’s conference. I fed two dollar bills into the flat slot, dropped my quarter down the neck of the short slot, and took…

Be an Explorer on the Edge of Your World

It’s deciding to do that thing you’re most afraid of, and discovering you’re not only alright, but better for the experience. by Cynthia Rosi Then seeing the next scary thing and saying: “I’m a brave person. I did the last thing that scared me to death. I’m a person of courage and I’m going to…