A monthly Plume subscription is sent each month to your home. You'll receive a personalized letter from a successful woman writer along with a sampling her work. We'll also include some tea and goodies, writing prompts, and the opportunity to connect with other women writers. The Plume Plus! subscription (launching at the end of the… Continue reading What’s Plume?
We all carry lots of titles--teacher, reader, swimmer, carpooler, weightlifter, daughter, mother, stepmother, grandmother, scientist, philosopher, feminist, cat person, dog person, linguist, foodie, show-binger, traveler, entrepreneur, spouse, counselor, fan, and so many more, but there's one title that we creative types often struggle with: writer. What is it about this particular title that gives so… Continue reading I Am a Writer
Setting as CharacterWe've all read something, whether it's a story, essay, poem, or any other form of literature, where the setting seems to leap off the page in a way that feels visceral and singular. I have always been drawn to stories with a memorable setting, and lately have come across two that have been… Continue reading Steeped in Setting
Plume Fundraising Update Many of you contributed to our GoFundMe, and we can’t thank you enough for your generosity. We haven’t quite reached our goal yet (We've raised just over $1800 at this point), and have found that GoFundMe is not the best platform for us moving forward (It’s a long story, but the TL/DR… Continue reading What’s in a Fundraiser?
A Change of Venue Do you ever feel like you need to get out of the house and/or office to write? Though it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I love writing in cafés. I try to squeeze in as much writing as I can, but I almost always spend my one dedicated writing… Continue reading Writing in Cafes
The Art of Distraction For most creative writers, we know it's easy to get distracted from, well, writing. Whether it's finishing up a project for work, watching the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale, or folding laundry, there's always something else you can be doing that doesn't require you to sit and stare at a blank… Continue reading Chasing Summer Writing
Just what is self-care, anyway?We hear this expression all the time from our family, friends, the internet, TV shows, you name it: practice self care. But everyone's idea of what this looks like is a little bit different. Is it a monthly pedicure? A home-cooked meal made from your favorite fresh ingredients? Going for a… Continue reading Self-Care & Creativity
As you may have seen on our social media channels, last Sunday Plume held a "baby shower" in celebration of its official launch. We had some yummy brunch food (Mimosas! Tortilla Española! Energy bites!), played games related to Plume (not your mom's traditional baby shower activities), and celebrated this exciting new chapter in our business… Continue reading Plume Baby Shower & Updates
As we've been working to get Plume out into the world, we have been thinking a lot about how arduous the process of writing and publishing a book can be. To get a recent firsthand account of this process, we conducted a mini interview with Casandra Lopez, who will be an upcoming featured writer with… Continue reading Interview with Casandra Lopez
The Myth of Summer Reading If you’re like me, you often begin the summer with this image of relaxing in the backyard or by the pool, devouring all of the books you didn’t read throughout the year. Maybe it’s the pervasive myth that things will be easier in summer, that your schedule will magically clear… Continue reading Summer Reading
"Are you familiar with the word 'pivot'?" the judge asked. The judge was on a panel of mostly male business owners in the community as well as some folks in the entrepreneur ecosphere. Melanie and I are both graduates of the University of New Mexico's creative writing program. We both hold Master's of Fine Arts… Continue reading Pivot for Plume