Poem (the spirit likes to dress up) by Mary Oliver The spirit likes to dress up like this: ten fingers, ten toes, shoulders, and all the rest at night in the black branches, in the morning in the blue branches of the world. It could float, of course, but would rather plumb rough matter. Airy… Continue reading Spirit Likes to Dress Up (POEM)
As a writer, you decide what’s real, what’s phantom. As a human, you decide this, too. Write your story so that, by the end of it, all of its living matter has left you. Be empty of it, so it may breathe and grow and birth many stories of its own. There are no mistakes, really.… Continue reading General thoughts, staring out a cafe window.
This week I vow to STAND UP to what scares me most, to write down my obsessions, so they do not occupy my strength, to sail forth through the murky water of possibility, expecting only a torrent of greatness, to lead boldly with the calming fire in my heart.
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.)
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
Rejection is fuel for opportunity; it’ll toughen you up, so that your faith in achievement no longer relies on the acceptance of naysayers. It relies on you, writing from a place that’s real.