I’ve been bogged down by edits this last while, and I’m feeling a little expressive this morning, so here goes a little free flow: Today I lay flat on my belly and wiggle myself across the wooden floor like a caterpillar. My muscles strain, my lungs expand, and I giggle as I finish the […]Read More A birthday and a first time at budokon yoga
New Year’s eve is supposed to be the day we declare a life changing resolution. We’re supposed to raise our glass of creamy bubbly champagne, smile, and reveal a promise to do something–something momentous, something we need to do that will change us for the better–that we’ve been waiting for just the right […]Read More Spring Resolution
We are all writers (well most of us anyway) here, so I can be perfectly candid when I speak of the love/hate relationship that seems to come with the creative territory. Those exhilarating moments when we just know–know–that we are doing what we were meant to be doing. When we sit, and are overtaken, and […]Read More Attitude check please
I’ve been writing on and off for close to eight years. Does it sound like a long time to you? It does to me. But, really, it hasn’t been. In that time I’ve written about ten or so shorts, won a few awards for some, had a few published, wrote for an award-winning magazine for […]Read More Structure
Writing is solitary. We enter the world, look around, and something grabs hold of us, demands that we tell its story. We sit, and we write. We read what we wrote, we write some more. Sometimes, we think we have reached perfection, or near to it, other times we think that the story, the way […]Read More It’s Alive!
Have you ever read something that made you re-consider all you thought you knew about writing? Ok, maybe that’s a little too dramatic, a little too overwhelming to even consider, but what about reading a book that seems to break all the rules, and yet reads beautifully? The book that got all this churning is Tiger’s […]Read More keeping up with myself.
When I began writing, I wrote a novel. Then I re-wrote it. And then I did it again. And again, all in all a total of about 11 times. I did it without coherence, knowing that it needed tending, but not knowing how or where to find the problems. I think what I was doing […]Read More Dominoes