Artistic License

I have never met an artist, musician, or writer who isn’t living their art on a daily basis. We – we artistic souls – live life in a fugue of interpretations, of seeing the layers of the world pulled apart into strands of music, words, color, expression. It never goes away. The only difference is … More Artistic License

NaNoWriMo Prep: Advice and Finding Your Natural Mind

If we wish to be resourceful and creative in life, we must seek out encouragement and advice that nourishes and replenishes us. Especially in times of creative abandon. With NaNoWriMo around the corner, advice is flying from every side, blowing like wind from a canyon. It is difficult to know which way to turn – … More NaNoWriMo Prep: Advice and Finding Your Natural Mind

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

Inspiration #22

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! “But how in our busy lives do we get any writing done in the first place? Often, at the moment a student begins to say, ‘But … More Inspiration #22

Inspiration #19

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 was at a wedding in Taos, New Mexico, talking with a person I knew ten years ago at the Lama Foundation. I remembered that he … More Inspiration #19

Inspiration #11

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! From Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg  

Inspiration #5

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! Basically, if you want to become a good writer, you need to do three things. Read a lot, listen well and deeply, and write a lot. … More Inspiration #5

Inspiration #2

I did this last Sunday, too, and I think I’ll make it a permanent feature. Don’t worry about talent or capability: that will grow as you practice… So just practice writing, and when you learn to trust your voice, direct it. If you want to write a novel, write a novel. If it’s essays you … More Inspiration #2

Inspiration #1

Day 21: 40,035 of 50,000 Instead of disturbing you with the fatigued working of my brain, a moment of inspiration for this winter night. Let go of everything when you write, and try at a simple beginning with simple words to express what you have inside. It won’t begin smoothly. Allow yourself to be awkward. … More Inspiration #1