Charlotte Rains Dixon

For fans of:Anne Lamott, Natalie Goldberg, Chris Baty, Steven Pressfield

Charlotte Rains Dixon is the author of the novelEmma Jean's Bad Behavior. A novelist, writing teacher, free-lance journalist, ghostwriter, and author, she is Director Emeritus and a current mentor at the Writer’s Loft, a certificate writing program at Middle Tennessee State University. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Spalding University and is the author of a dozen books. Her fiction has appeared in The Trunk, Santa Fe Writer’s Project, Nameless Grace, and Somerset Studios and her articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, The Oregonian, and Pology, to name a few. She is a passionate spokesperson for the creative life and a lover of wine, family, friends, knitting, pugs, cats, reading, and hiking. Charlotte is blessed to live in Portland, Oregon with her husband and her extended family nearby.

Visit her blog at, where you’ll find over a thousand articles on writing, creativity, inspiration, motivation, and the writer’s life.