Focus & Light: Inspiration

  I discovered this poster (created by Courtney E. Martin & Wendy MacNaughton) on Maria Popalov’s amazing newsletter ‘BrainPickings’ months ago and when I rediscovered it in my journal this morning it was like a gift. The words have become even more important during these past few weeks: This is your assignment.  Feel all the things.…

Serving the Story

                I have just murdered, torn apart and dismembered, the most perfect chapter I’ve ever written. I cannot tell you how marvelous the details were, the emotion, the wild energy, the use of metaphor. I read it at Lit Salon, I showed it to my reader posse –…

More Wonderful Books

  I like to read multiple books at the same time so that when I finish one that I love I’m not bereft and can just continue reading another book I’m already into. This month I’m really in luck. I feel like I’m hanging out with some of the most interesting people on the planet…

Kaizen for 2017

  I’m not quite clear how it got to be 2017, but here we are. Another year and a clean slate ahead of us.(Many of you may be relieved to hear that I’m not going to waste one more ounce of energy ranting about politics this year.) What will you write in 2017? Are you…