Creativity & Inspiration

AWP and The Faith of a Writer

Way back in 2008, I attended AWP in NYC, returning home as always with a head full of new ideas about publishing and writing. But one thing, above all else, lingers with me about that trip. Earlier in the week, I’d met two of my best writer pals, Karen and Susan, at the airport in …

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Career Day

Here’s an old post from my previous blog 50 shimmering pages. March 13, 2013 Yesterday, I spent the afternoon talking to 169 fifth graders. I was joined by a singer/songwriter, a policeman/karate instructor, a marine, and a nurse. The program was sponsored by a local nonprofit with a mission to help women and children explore …

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Moody Me: Chasing a Feeling

Moody Me: Chasing a Feeling For all my efforts to understand what makes a piece of writing good or ways to break it down into lessons that I or my students or maybe even you might try to apply, sometimes I really think there’s nothing to know but that truth follows truth. The only time …

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Risk by Anais Nin

Risk “And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to Blossom.” Ana├»s Nin

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