When troubled for things to do, read. When down or stuck or bored, read. To hone your articulation, read. To sharpen the thoughts in your mind, read. Before and after editing, read. Instead of automatically checking Facebook, read. To sober up, read. To get drunk, read. I say this not to make you a better… Continue reading Yo, Whatcha Readin’?
This was an article I wrote for Confabule.com August 12, 2013. Content for Confabule.com no longer exists; however, I felt this content was valuable. So here you go, WordPress readers, writers, aspirants. Don’t follow their lead. 11 Rookie Mistakes from Authors who Know Better. Aspiring novelists: read closely. Anyone in the ‘biz for two… Continue reading Republishing: 11 Rookie Mistakes from Authors Who Now Know Better
I am not a target for unruly power plays. My life is one (won) with balance. I do not give into panic, for I am, along with my surroundings, aligned perfectly with my highest, most courageous and delicious manifestation of TOTAL WELL-BEING. All parts of my life are made whole by love and light; the… Continue reading Affirmations for Balance
Stripped of your ego, the confines of this body, the self’s listless desires, habits and needs, what are you, really? The essence. The scent beneath the senses. The immaterial you, master of shape-shifting, lover of spaciousness and form. Can you give yourself a color? A material? Are you silky? Matted? Splintered? A quilt of painted… Continue reading Considerations of Self for Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Poetry
If the writing’s not rich, examine where it’s coming from. Have you gone beyond the mental stage of ideas and concepts? Below ground, between the logic; have you melted inside that burning core, just to witness what new element it might become? Take a moment to possess less of your story. Try, instead, to let… Continue reading On this Solar Eclipse: Writing Suggestion
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”