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Book Review: In Favor of the Sensitive Man and Other Essays by Anaïs Nin

If you love strong, feminist voices, you probably already know all about Anaïs Nin. I never had the pleasure of reading her work in high school or college, although after reading In Favor of the Sensitive Man and Other Essays, I’d make her essays required reading if I were a teacher!

amwriting · artistic breakthroughs · whatsyourstory · women · writewithpurpose · writeyourstory

Submitting Poems After a 7-Year Hiatus

Ha! Amateur mistake. I noticed that the editor of the magazine is still the same person. Part of me wondered if I should clarify who I am now since they keep a record of submissions / acceptances / rejections with notes like, “We regret to inform you we cannot publish this poem because of its appearance on another platform.” 

amwriting · creative freedom · stories · whatsyourstory

Writers with Writing Jobs

Hi, friends. I’ve got to get serious for a second. JK. I’m always serious. But seriously. I need to know if your story is like mine. People who write for creative expression: do you also write to make a living? Is writing a big bulk of your job? It is for me. I write resumes.… Continue reading Writers with Writing Jobs

affirmations · artistic breakthroughs · best advice for writers · Wayne Dyer · whatsyourstory

Labels: Wisdom by Wayne Dyer

“Make an effort to remove all labels that you’ve placed on yourself. Labels serve to negate you. You must ultimately live up to the label rather than being the limitless spirit that is your true essence. You’re not an American, an Italian, or an African. You’re a member of one race, the human race. You’re… Continue reading Labels: Wisdom by Wayne Dyer

amwriting · family · gratitude · honoring father · military · thankfulness

Today is my Father’s Birthday and I am Celebrating

Today is my father’s birthday. Today I am cooking Lentil Soup and feeding friends, the way my father BBQs every weekend for his many neighbors. Today I am wearing a Washington, D.C. Pentagon t-shirt, honoring my father’s many trips around the world, in combat and leading soldiers, to serve and protect this country. Today I… Continue reading Today is my Father’s Birthday and I am Celebrating

amediting · amwriting · best advice for writers · bestpracticesforwriting

LIFE Resume

When I create a resume for a client, I always start the conversation out with this question: if you could describe three standout characteristics about yourself, what would they be? Lately, I’ve been imagining what a LIFE’S resume would look like. You know, instead of parceling out the highlights of your career onto one page (with the appropriate buzzwords!), illuminating the moments and high points of your life’s most significant work (buzzwords not needed).