I’m Lara Willard. Pixelsmith since ’08, Wordherder since ’09. (Hi!)
I’m a sculptor of language, pixels, clay.
I’m a gardener speaking tenderly to sapling manuscripts, pruning them until they grow blue-ribbon fruits.
Sometimes while scribbling in margins, I live-tweet self-editing tips @LaraEdits.
Q: Another writing blog? Another person editing fiction?
What makes this blog—or this editor—any different?
STRENGTHSFINDER: Input, Communication, Restorative, Ideation, Developer
ALTER EGO: Captain Editorial of the Grammar Avengers (mseditors.com)
HOGWARTS HOUSE: Gryffindor
More about Me
My first love was theatre, but improv turned me on to writing. With improv, I could be any character I wanted. But with writing . . . I could be multiple characters at once. Now I’m greedy for voices—writing them, reading them, amplifying them. My goal as a writer is to make my stories and poetry readable and performable. My goal as an editor is to strengthen the voices of writers.
- Addendum, Revolver Literary Organization (2015)
“We Lost It up There,” Revolver (2014)—First Place, Wanted #17 Writing Competition
“Missing,” The Cedarville Review and Inkstone, Vol 13.1 (2009)—Third Place, Inkstone 2009–2010 Creative Writing Competition for Poetry
“When Girls Watch Scary Movies,” Inkstone, Vol 13.1
- “I Thought Not of Insignificance,” Inkstone, Vol 12.2
- “Diversion,” Inkstone, Vol 12.2—First Place, Inkstone 2008–2009 Creative Writing Competition for Fiction
- “Those Mountains,” Inkstone, Vol 11.2
- “Nap Time,” Inkstone, Vol 11.2