15 Jan, 2015

Artist & Writer’s Workbook 2015

January 15th, 2015|Tags: , |

Before we move too far into this new year, I am happy to present you with the Artist & Writer's Workbook 2015. Last year, for the first time, I decided [...]

25 Nov, 2014

Why a Real Life Story is Never the Whole Story

November 25th, 2014|Tags: , |

A drab and wet November morning--perfect for revising at the Royal Coffee House. Monday evening two weeks ago I wrote a story. I wrote it sitting in my car, with [...]

15 Aug, 2014

My First Interview as an Author

August 15th, 2014|Tags: |

It's official: I'm a writer. The cat is out of the bag in my neighborhood. The local newspaper, the Hyde Park Herald, did an author interview with me due to [...]

25 Jul, 2014

Writer-in-Residence at the Hemingway Foundation

July 25th, 2014|Tags: , , |

My big news since returning from Tel Aviv: I will be the 2014-15 writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Foundation! This entails having a studio up under the roof of Hemingway's birthplace home [...]

23 Jun, 2014

The Power of Practice

June 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , |

While I am off amidst the frenzy and heat of the World Cup in Brazil, I leave you with a post on practice, inspired by Natalie Goldberg's newest book, The [...]

18 Jun, 2014

My Writing Process – A Blog Hop

June 18th, 2014|Tags: , |

Writing on the couch I've been tagged by my friend Gillian Marchenko, a former student of mine and author of the memoir Sun Shine Down, to participate in the #MyWritingProcess [...]

5 Jun, 2014

A Jewel Box for Ideas

June 5th, 2014|Tags: , |

My Morning Pages are really a jewel box for ideas. I realized, in writing this morning, that ideas function with the same abundance principle as the rest of life. If [...]

8 Apr, 2014

One Year of Morning Pages

April 8th, 2014|Tags: |

My stack of Morning Pages notebooks tells me that today, 4/8/14, is my one-year anniversary. That means one year of writing every weekday morning, stream of consciousness, by hand, in [...]

11 Feb, 2014

Writing Down the Bones

February 11th, 2014|Tags: , |

Following up on yesterday's post, The Bookshelves of Others, the book I spotted in the bookcase in my bedroom at VCCA was Natalie Goldberg's classic Writing Down the Bones. I entertained [...]

20 Jan, 2014

Cut and Tape a Text

January 20th, 2014|Tags: , |

I love the cut and paste feature of Word, but every now and then, I resort to scissors and tape to arrange a text. Whenever I struggle with structure, I [...]

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