It’s OK to be Slack. Really.

  There is so much pressure today to be better, quicker, faster, more efficient, more creative, and to be constantly doing something “worthy”. (Oh, how I hate that word.) For writers, the pressure is on to write every day, to consistently be inspired and enthusiastic, to produce work on a regular basis, to be observant […]

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Want the Change

And I know I am solid and sound; To me the converging objects of the universe perpetually flow; All are written to me, and I must get what the writing means. -Walt Whitman Change is hard. It’s one of the things we struggle with the most, along with zipping up our jeans after a night […]

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Those “Aha!” Moments

You know what I’m talking about. Those moments of giddy inspiration that seem to leap out of nowhere into your mind and (hopefully) onto the page. You may have been struggling with a particular paragraph or plot conundrum or structural challenge…and suddenly the answer is right there in front of you, as sweet and as effortless […]

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The Invitation

I want to share a poem with you this morning. It’s not one of my own (but boy, do I wish I had as cool a name as the author). I was introduced to it just two days ago by a special friend. In a world of smartphone addiction and getting ahead and Rushing Woman Syndrome […]

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