Q&A with Book Revision Lab Developer Greg Phelan

Q: Before we jump into discussing Book Revision Lab, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you’ve come to be a part of Project Write Now. 
A: I live in Fair Haven, New Jersey, with my wife and two sons and dog, Luna. Jennifer Chauhan, Allison Tevald, and I founded Project Write Now to be the writing center we always wished we had growing up and as adults. Before we started PWN, I didn’t know anyone near me who was a writer. Now I have dozens of writer friends.

Healing Through Writing

Last year, I didn’t make it to my Shangri La cabin for the October splendor. There were good reasons why it didn’t happen. But still, I felt bereft, missing mother nature’s extravagant color spread in upstate New York. Sure, there are leaves where I live in New Jersey. But not the expanse of rolling hills I grew up with.

Captivated by Natural Spaces

From Ralph Waldo Emerson to Barbara Kingsolver, writers have been known to use nature to connect with their creativity and spark their muse. In celebration of spring, we asked our team members to share with us their favorite out-of-door spaces either to write in or to rejuvenate their writing spirit. 

How Wild Nature Feeds My Writing

Last year, I didn’t make it to my Shangri La cabin for the October splendor. There were good reasons why it didn’t happen. But still, I felt bereft, missing mother nature’s extravagant color spread in upstate New York. Sure, there are leaves where I live in New Jersey. But not the expanse of rolling hills I grew up with.

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Writing

It’s that time of year again. Something about the change of season combined with warmer weather motivates us to purge our closets and deep clean our bathrooms. You know what else could use some sprucing up? Your writing. 

If you’ve got a piece that just needs a little polishing, we’ve put together the write checklist to help you “spring clean” your work …

Captivated by Poems

In celebration of National Poetry Month, we asked our team members to reveal their favorite poems, the lines that entrance them, the images that woo them. See what they said below! A special thanks to poets.org for making our favorite poems so readily available.

On Walking & Writing

I’m a WALKER. I used to be a runner, in my twenties and thirties. I’m also a hiker. But first and foremost and hopefully for the rest of my life, I identify as a walker. 

I’m also a WRITER. This is difficult for me to say out loud, to proclaim it as my identity. But I’m trying.

Captivated by Writing Tools

If only we had a magic wand that takes the stories out of our heads and puts them on paper. But alas, no such magical item exists. But we do have various tools such as editing software or hardware like pens and journals that help to ease this sometimes arduous task of writing we’ve elected to pursue. We asked PWN team members to share what tools help them get the words out of their heads and on the paper. Check it out, you might find a new tool to help you!