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Last updated February 2018. Updated weekly.

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S. Teague & Shana Thornton write a book that inspires creativity by offering affirmations, prompts, and expressions about the seasons of life.​​ READ MORE...

Weekend writers, get going on these word groups. Allow them to lead you on a fresh adventure. Observe how these words are commonly used in the world, and what sort of worlds these words inhabit.





​For the New Year, our publisher has a new prompt style for The Nudge. Every week, she will provide us with a group of words that are not necessarily related in any way. You may choose to approach this writing prompt style in a variety of ways. You could use this as a challenge to add words to your story or manuscript that you may not otherwise have used. Another option is for you to learn the definitions of the words, if you don’t know them already, and practice usage of the words in order to incorporate them into your vocabulary. You may also approach these prompts by learning word etymology, delving deeper into the meaning of the word throughout history, and bringing that knowledge into your writing. Be creative as you learn and use words from these prompts. Challenge yourself to use all of the words in a single poem or short prose piece, or even to use them in conversation during the day. Take note of which words are easy and which are difficult or awkward to incorporate into your spoken vocabulary or your particular style of writing.​ 

For the 2017 thematic style of The Nudge, click below...

Weeks 1-9 here                     Weeks 10-18 here
Weeks 19-27 here               Weeks 28-37 here

Weeks 38-47 here



The Nudge

A Hello Kitty diary sparked LAURA HURN’s passion for writing at age eight. By age twelve, Laura was writing book and science reports for fun, outside of her schoolwork for her family to read – the makings of a Technical Writer. At age sixteen, Laura began exploring poetry and short fiction in high school and then through university. Professionally, Laura’s passion led her to become a Technical Writer and Communications Manager whose writing caters to a global audience. Currently exploring fiction and poetry again, Laura’s writings are ever-inspired by her hiking and yoga adventures. And, of course Laura still journals, Hello Kitty diary (sadly) excluded.​


​​BreatheYourOMBalance: Yoga and Healing, volume two (Forthcoming, Spring 2018), delves into the poignant journey of yoga as it heals, restores, and revitalizes life after life. This second volume about yoga embraces the human touch of yoga and its spiritual passages, physical inner presence, and timeless message of wellness. Kelsy Timas, founder and CEO of Guiding Wellness Institute Inc., introduces the many voices in this compilation of poetry and nonfiction about what makes the healing practice of yoga so unique. Join us each week to meet the contributors as we lead up to the publication of the book.  Read more here. 

Ellen Masters's husband has been repeatedly deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq for a decade, and during that time, Ellen cares for their young family and home, starts a career, and searches for her own strength by training for a marathonREAD MORE...

Meet the Contributors

Every Wednesday until its release, we'll introduce a new contributor for volume two of BreatheYourOMBalance:

Yoga and Healing

FORTHCOMING 2018. Journey with Luna & Salty on their Adventures to Pawnassus, where they meet the literary dogs of their time and try to fulfill their dreams. After being abandoned, Luna finds a home close to Nashville, but her troubles are not over, and she needs the friendship of Salty, the Texas raccoon, to inspire a belief in the future. More details coming soon...

S. Teague is joined by 30 contributors in this first collection of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction that celebrates the life-changing practice of yoga. These writers reveal how yoga opened new pathways of self-awareness and creative expressions.​​ READ MORE...

Week 59, February 2018. 



7 p.m. April 5 & 7, 2018, Downtown Commons: FREE performance of "The Montgomery County Chronicles: A Tribute to Our History, Community, and Leadership", an historical stage play about Montgomery County and Clarksville, TN, written by Shana Thornton and directed by Ryan Bowie from The Roxy Regional Theatre. We're grateful to be working with a student group from Clarksville Academy, and the students are working on every aspect of the play's production.   Read more here.

NEW Advanced Praise for BreatheYourOmBalance, Volume Two: “Yoga is often said to be a path of transformation, a way to change your life for the better; what exactly does that mean? By reading these poems and stories in BreatheYourOMBalance: Yoga and Healing, you will learn how fear, doubts and limitations can be peeled away as quickly as one breath or even just one yoga pose, and when practiced consistently, change you and your community. Pick this book up, read these stories, hold them close and feel the love move from within the pages to your heart.”

—LISA LOFTHOUSE, lifelong yogi, teacher and author of Journey to a Life of Bliss

The adventures to pawnassus

​by shana thornton & Brittany brown

FORTHCOMING 2018. A Momentary Darkness is the first novel in the dreamstate series, Awake While Dreaming. A Momentary Darkness explores the realm of fantasy by experimenting with alternate worlds and lives. This is a story within stories that can be enjoyed by anyone who dares to wander into their dreamscape. READ MORE...

Breatheyourombalance: yoga and healing, volume two

Grab a blank notebook, a manuscript already in progress, or open a new note in your phone. Each week, our publisher will give you the writing elbow~ a nudge to write on... 

Authors have proclaimed that this novel is a "literary gift" & that "book clubs will love this." Talking Underwater explores the balance between the elation of family summers at the ocean & the ways we navigate unbearable heartache to find news ways of being.​​ READ MORE...

FORTHCOMING 2018. The second volume of our yoga journal delves into the poignant journey of yoga as it heals, restores, and revitalizes life after life. The contributors embrace the human touch of yoga and its spiritual passages, physical inner presence, & timeless messageREAD MORE...

Hailed as "a deeply moving story, one not given to easy resolution," Grace Among the Leavings is a child's perspective of the Civil War.

The book has now been adapted to the stage by playwrights, Kari Catton & Dennis Darling. Contact us for details about bringing it to your local theatre. READ MORE...

Southern festivals, folk music, families falling out & returning- "Shana writes a magical story that stays with you long after the final page. As with one of the characters, 'She knows real magic.'" -Virginia Brown, author of Dark River Road & the Dixie Diva mystery series​ READ MORE...

An OnPoint Radio suggestion as Best Summer Reads 2014! 

Set on the Massachusetts coast, The Mosquito Hours is a multi-generational story about how the women in a family attempt to keep secrets about their desires, spirituality, and motherhood. READ MORE...