Are you making a resolution to write?

Since I published my first novel, several people have told me they’d also like to publish a novel or memoir.  I think this is great, but in some cases it’s surprised me because I didn’t know these folks were interested in writing.  Maybe--in some cases--they didn’t know it either.             If there’s anybody out there … Continue reading Are you making a resolution to write?

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Loving Harvey

Last week my former companion Harry called me to see how I was doing since the passing of my dear friend Craig.  It was incredibly kind of him to call because our relationship has at times been rather prickly.  We had a brief conversation and as we were about to hang up he said, “You’re … Continue reading Loving Harvey

Writing the Amherst Way

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MAY 17, 2013 A few weeks ago I had the privilege of writing in a workshop with Pat Schneider, the author of Writing Alone and with Others, and the recently released How the Light Gets In:  Writing as a Spiritual Practice. Pat developed a workshop method of writing together in community, which came … Continue reading Writing the Amherst Way

My Writing Life

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MARCH 21, 2013 I want to share some books that have enriched my writing over the years.  I would recommend these books to all writers.  And for teachers of writing—no matter how young your students—these books may also be helpful. FOR HELP WITH PROCESS AND INSPIRATION Writing the Natural Way, by Gabriele Lusser … Continue reading My Writing Life