Stuff I’ve Figured Out Along The Way

on April 18, 2018

Every so often I repeat this post–one of my favorite pieces on writerly advice. First posted in April, 2013. This is one of those blog posts that usually gets an appalling title like “Advice to Young Writers”. We’ll call it something more modest—like “Stuff I’ve Figured Out Along the Way”. These are bits and pieces…

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Something about spring

on March 29, 2016

The vernal equinox was last week in this hemisphere, and something about the coming of spring stirs us up from our winter slumbers. Everything that seemed cozy and warm and needful in the winter seems cumbersome and thick now. It’s time to shed the woolly cocoons and flap the silken summer wings. There’s spring magic…

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Creativity now!

on January 21, 2016

Since I’ve been wittering on about process a bit this month, this post deserves a rerun. It’s very easy to get stuck in the midwinter doldrums if you live in the northern hemisphere. It’s grey, it’s gloomy, we don’t want to do anything but binge-watch DVDs and hibernate with cheese. Everything feels slow, like walking…

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In which we’re getting creative up in here

on November 12, 2013

So the reason I went to New Mexico was to deliver my inaugural workshop on creativity. Which is a fancy way of saying I went to give a creativity workshop for THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER OH MY GOD SCARY. But in the interests of faking it until I made it, I naturally tried not…

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