Month Twelve Reflections: Write Through It, with lists and bad holiday advice

This last month seemed like it should be the easy one, the victorious lazy stumble across the finish line after the marathon has been run. But I do not know if writing is ever like that, the happy slow jog to the end. I think writing is always something we must remember to keep buoyant, … More Month Twelve Reflections: Write Through It, with lists and bad holiday advice

Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Retell a Story

Retell a fairy tale. When I was a little girl, we had an in-wall space heater in the basement rec room, the kind I've only seen in cheap hotels, but I am sure that the original decorators thought it was the height of interior design. Anyway, in the winter, my dad and I would pile … More Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Retell a Story

Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Write Reality

This approach is for the kind of stuck that just keeps us from writing anything at all, even a small practice piece or blog, when words simply won't come and we are left feeling empty and alone, abandoned at the start, and we are lost and frozen in space, searching for he brilliance we are … More Unstuck: What to Write When You Don’t Know What to Write – Write Reality

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 #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