Sidewalk Stories

Last year, Crossroads was honored to receive a grant for Sidewalk Stories from the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a bi-annual effort for citizen-led development of the College Hill area in Macon. Sidewalk Stories, funded by the Knight Foundation, which supports...

5 Tricks to Staying Motivated

It’s Friday and I’ve procrastinated this article for nearly a week. Well, it wasn’t all procrastination. But there has been plenty to keep me busy and none of it was writing. There are other times when I have nothing to do and Google Docs is open, the cursor staring...
Interview with editor Annabelle Carr

Interview with editor Annabelle Carr

What do you enjoy most about writing? I love the moment when I finally know what I’m writing about—the heart of the story—and I get this huge surge of energy. It’s almost worth the sensory depravation required to sit down and write in the first place. The sooner I...
Why I tried NaNoWriMo

Why I tried NaNoWriMo

Some time last year before my first Crossroads Writers Conference, I happened upon National Novel Writing Month quite unexpectedly. I’m not sure exactly but I believe a west coast writer friend “liked” the Office of Letters and Lights on a social networking site, and...
Chuck Wendig: Mutter Draft

Chuck Wendig: Mutter Draft

interview with a Terrible Mind, Chuck Wendig by Rachel Helie Rachel: Thanks for taking time out to answer these questions. With the success of Blackbirds and your blog and…okay, it’s a mystery to me where you find time for it all to be honest! So let’s get to it!...

What folks say about Crossroads

Why did you choose Crossroads? “My love for writing, learning and the ability to be around like-minded inspiring people.” “Always looking for other writers to connect with as well as to expand my writing skills.” “I love meeting the authors and hearing their advice...

What folks say (pt 2)

  I had such a fantastic time, I thought my head would explode. It was so fun talking shop during the sessions and listening to what other writers had to say about All Things Writing. I met some true characters, too, I tell you. All and all, I had a fantastic...
Always Carry Your Towel

Always Carry Your Towel

by Angel Collins On May 25, 2012, as I prepared to leave the house, I grabbed my handbag and my towel and headed down to my favorite watering hole to obtain my pan galactic gargleblaster. It was a balmy 95 degrees and I realized that, far from being a silly, geeky...
Pulp Fiction Revivalist

Pulp Fiction Revivalist

Barry Reese is a man with a prodigious habit for writing. A librarian by day, he churns out thousands of words a night, bringing to life pulp characters like The Rook and Lazarus Gray. He got his big break writing for “the Official Handbook for Marvel...