on editing: getting started is the hardest part. because it’s work, and the work is deep and exhausting. but, once I’m in it, in the rich and tender heart of someone else’s storm, i feel so calm and purposeful, directed. like a quiet ship that’s wading through with a white flag that says, “not to… Continue reading on editing: a seafield.
When trying to be cute and unexpected ends up with you calling your boyfriend “daughter.” Yep. (See picture to the right). I thought “chorri” meant bird in Nepali, his native tongue. Bird is what we call each other. Sometimes bug. Sometimes tree. Whatever flies out of our mouths. But, daughter? That’s not in my league of… Continue reading The Time I called my Boyfriend “Daughter”
Many of my clients are professional consultants, healers, pioneer parents, leaders in their field of mastery… ….and first-timers in the arena of writing. It’s not a scary thing. It requires no degree or experience in publication, although sometimes those things are helpful. Did you know that Ray Bradbury never went to college? Same goes for Argentinian writer,… Continue reading First-Time Writers: How to Master Your Craft
Tip #2. When self-editing, your Strikethrough key loves vague language. Example: A) “I was completely obsessed with Nick.” (Mmk, common enough…we know this person is obsessed, but what does obsession look like? Strikeout that previous sentence and then ask, How can we say this more dramatically, with language the evokes, excites, stirs? Raise some brows, my dears…)… Continue reading Self-Editing Tip 2: Strike Through Vague Language! (With Writing Prompts)
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.
Tip to bridge gap between where you are and where you want to be: sit with the energy of the future-you that you wish to cultivate. You with the published book. You with the speaking gigs. You flying across the country for book tours. Maybe your goals are smaller in scale. You with the relaxed… Continue reading You are Here, And Here, And Here
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