I’m starting 2017 hoping to accomplish what I didn’t in 2016, namely the completion of another novel. However, I’m fighting the dispiritedness related to constantly striving for something that might never happen, namely getting a … Read more
Last week I read a blog about the ways writers can measure their progress. The author, Jami Gold, described how writers often view growth through external factors, such as winning contests and being published. She … Read more
Needing to have a purpose… I started writing when I was 36 years old. I was a stay-at-home parent with a story bouncing around in my head and writing seemed like an easy hobby. But … Read more
Assuming… I just turned forty. In my teens and twenties, I had a lot of assumptions about this birthday, most of which were created by my parents’ fortieth birthday parties. On both occasions our house … Read more
Did you love to read ghost stories as a child? Do you remember how frightened they made you feel? When you think of those stories, what stands out for you?
As a teacher of yoga and meditation I am often struck by how many writers are practicing meditators, and how many, who are not meditators in the traditional sense, often have habits which perform the … Read more