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The Only Reason You’ll Keep Writing

In keeping with welcoming the New Year, the topic for this post is Celebrating. Yes, that’s right. Celebrating.  Many creative people I know miss this very important step in their …

How to Choose Your Word For The Year

“If you don’t choose a word for guidance, you end up with chaos.” That may not have been my mentor’s exact words, but that’s what I remember hearing several years …

What if Writing could be Easy?

I often choose poems by Mary Oliver to use as writing prompts in my classes. Last week I chose Hallelujah, from her book, Evidence. In this poem there’s a phrase: …