February 25, 2017
Anais was a "mother" of mine. I loved her diaries on writing, art, relationships -- all my major concerns.
April 16, 2013
A lovely group of women attended my Soul Writing workshop on Sunday. They were all so eager for tools for deepening their spirituality. I love to relate to people on that level and am grateful for their energy.
October 14, 2012
Let's do writing in response to pictures of paintings or sculpture or places. I spent an hour "being with" several images and wrote prose poems about them. It's a good way to find your experience of the artwork, not just saying "I like it". I invite you to share your paintings and words.
July 2, 2012
I'm offering 5 publishing or writing tips free. Just ask. See my home page.
Also, if you want consulting, the first half-hour is free.
July 4, 2011
See my Events page for new information about designing a course for what you need in writing and publishing for children and writing memoirs or family histories.
October 23, 2010
For writers Sue Monk Kidd has some excellent tips. See www.suemonkkidd.com/reflections.
For anyone who's wanted to write memoir or fiction, she's a great mentor.
I just finished reading Traveling with Pomegranates, a book she wrote with her daughter about travels they took together. They went to my favorite sacred places--in Greece and France. (more…)
May 24, 2010
I am more and more eager to offer a class on what movies have to teach us about good writing. I am a huge movie fan, mostly independents, but in my town the only theater offers mostly movies for juveniles. A weekly frustration. Thank heavens for Netflix.
September 27, 2009
This year I will be offering courses in nature, writing, and psychology. Other words that describe what I want to offer are: ecoliteracy, soul journeys, web of life, nurturance, kinship, fields of light, waters of life, deep writing whether fiction or non.
As Stanley Kunitz says in a poem, "We are partners in this land/co-signers of a covenant.
Let me know if this resonates with you...
August 17, 2009
1. Do more research
2. Get out your special pen and paper
3. Free writing for 5 minutes, no stopping or editing
4. Write as if a letter to a friend.
5. Make yourself do it.
6. Understand your structure.
7. Make a list of characters and situations, cut into strips of paper and put in separate bags; pull out 2 characters and situation and construct a story. (Play.)