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
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)
Business gurus like Ali Brown swear by the notion that your success, money, opportunity lies right outside your comfort zone. In order to create different results, you must take different action. Scary, close-your-eyes-and-hope-you-make-it action. I agree with this —there’s an insane bustle of energy right outside the perimeters of what you find cozy, that often… Continue reading Expanding Comfort Zones — The No-Nonsense Way
There is always a way. When one door appears to close, open your eyes. See clearly what is before you; there are several entrances. Choose one. Walk through.
At the top of the hour of your writing day, remember this affirmation: I am a well of positive energy and light; creativity reaches me easily. There is nothing I can’t do in my writing, in my life, and in my work. No matter what, I speak my truth with grace and imagination, in a… Continue reading Affirmation for every hour
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