Inspiration #25

Every now and then, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! “We've been raised with a false belief: We mistakenly believe that criticism leads to failure. From the time we get to school, we're taught … More Inspiration #25

A Request for Assistance, with perhaps provocative incentive

Hello all. I really suck at this kind of thing, so bear with me. After a good deal of thinking, I've decided that I would really really love to attend the Office of Letters and Light's A Night of Writing Dangerously. And I need your help. To attend, I need to raise at least $250 … More A Request for Assistance, with perhaps provocative incentive

Leaning into Fear

I will have the promised post on getting and pushing past being stuck soon. But today, I want to talk about something else. Leaning into the fear. This year, I have unearthed more about myself than I knew was there to discover. As I have expressed before, writing this hard and fast doesn't leave any … More Leaning into Fear

A Burning Metaphor

Ash rained from the sky today. It stuck to my windshield wipers and my hair, and collected on the blacktop like sinister snow. The air smells of smoke, a friendly kind of smoke that reminds me of hot dogs and blackened marshmellows melting squares of Hershey's. But this isn't campfire smoke. It is the smell … More A Burning Metaphor

Inspiration #17

Every Sunday, I choose a passage of wisdom from someone who knows better and much more than I do about writing, life, the universe and/or everything. Share and enjoy! I normally really dislike videos in blogs, but this one is a must-see. Please watch it. You will be glad you did. And as a note, … More Inspiration #17