Thanks to advice from fellow blogger Daniel Dow, I realized I was skimping y’all on my “About Me” page! Can you believe I didn’t even have a photo of myself for any unsuspecting visitor to judge?! 😛 (Jk, Jk…heh). Hopefully what’s there now provides better insight on my background in editing, writing, and why I… Continue reading About Me – Revisions, Because I Edit Things
One of my literary and spiritual heroes, Robert Stikmanz, recorded this lovely, haunting song of a poem I wrote that he transliterated into his invented language, Dvarsh. The poem, “Rush,” or “G’Teoksh.” is featured in the guidebook we co-authored, The Way It Grows: An Introduction to Dvarsh. Copies are still available through Confabule.com and Amazon.… Continue reading Ever hear a song in an Invented Language that you LIKED?
The New Year’s just around the corner, and that means you’re probably adding “make more time for writing” to your list of resolutions. There’s a reason resolutions don’t stick around, and I’ll tell you why: they need more glue! (aka: a connection to the REASON the resolution was made in the first place.) I’ll break… Continue reading Writing Resolutions that Stick for 2014
So, my own throat chakra feels a bit tight, and I’m panicking. The throat chakra is the place of free, fearless self-expression. When open, it hums. When closed, it squeaks. It’s the 5th chakra, and it’s no coincidence that the number 5 in Tarot is taut with complexities. Adventure, freedom, openness, breakthroughs. Chaos, destruction, imbalance,… Continue reading The Throat Chakra – An Open Door
dive for dreams or a slogan may topple you (trees are their roots and wind is wind) trust your heart if the seas catch fire (and live by love though the stars walk backward) honour the past but welcome the future (and dance your death away at the wedding) never mind a world with its… Continue reading dive for dreams… (e.e.)
The words don’t always form, but their meanings might. It’s like watching a scene without hearing. You make sense of what you can, with what you’re given, straining harder to see what’s right in front of you. The funny part? It’s when the senses are withdrawn that all components of your story join together. Breathe,… Continue reading Staying Present While the Writing’s Half-Formed
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Cushion yourself with flowers on days that don’t shine. Light candles. Burn oil, love letters, plans. Make your music soft and your pride shy. The world will hold together, and the poet must rest.
“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready… Continue reading Wash Out the Stress with Pink Bubbles
I clearly express myself. My voice matters. I read because it makes me better. I nourish my writing, my mind and my body. I trust my instincts. I go where I fear. I write what is hard. By expressing myself clearly, I am free. Someone will love my work. I love my work. I am… Continue reading 25 Affirmations for Every Writer