Submissions and the Writing Life

Submissions & the Writing Life: What I’m Learning from My 2016 Data

Last year was my most active yet for sending my writing out into the world. I'm not sure that I've ever struck such a combination of generating new work, revising and completing projects, and ... Continue Reading
Writing Through Hard Times

Writing Ourselves Through

Hello friends, good people, and creative folks, For some of us, it feels a little scarier and more uncertain to use our voice right now than it might have a few weeks ago. For some of us, the ... Continue Reading
Creative Rituals for Fall Writing - leaves

Creative Rituals to Deepen Your Writing this Fall

Fall is here. My favorite season. The liminal time, where the light trades itself out for the deeper, darker half of the year. The autumn equinox was last week, and there is a new moon today. It's ... Continue Reading
Writing prompts with Seven Invitations

A New Journey of Writing Prompts to Meet Your Voice

A year ago today, I was beginning my journey as a certified leader of the Amherst Writers & Artists Method. I boarded an early morning train from Grand Rapids to Chicago, with a very dog-eared ... Continue Reading
Full Moon in Taos, New Mexico Creative Travel

New Mexico & the Dusty Spots of the Creative Life

I recently returned from a solo trip through New Mexico, a sort of creative pilgrimage. Every so often, my husband Carl and I go on separate adventures to learn, write, and just be in our own rhythm ... Continue Reading