"Are you paralyzed with fear? That's a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it." Steven Pressfield,… Continue reading Sew Songs
Changes. I spent yesterday taking down the book-wallpaper I put up at the 'first' Gertrude's. It was bitter sweet. I can't believe that it's nearly been one year since I opened Gertrude's Writing Room...and I'm in a new space and working through all that comes with BIG CHANGE. I remember how elated I was when… Continue reading Changes. And Little Fish.
Hi all! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Gotta say the day is going differently than I planned, but I'm going with the flow and making time to catch up on some things...namely adding a post to this blog! So, there are loads of GREAT events happening in this fine city of ours. It's been awhile since I've… Continue reading EVENTS GALORE!! Feel the Literary Love!
I've had this sentence bumping into my brain sides for the last week: You love this, lady, so why you stressin'? The voice is a woman's - the voice of my inner 'me'. It happens to have a slight sassy, southern accent, hence the droppin' the 'g' on the last word. So, I've spent hours… Continue reading You love this, lady, so why you stressin’?
You know when you start thinking about a new idea and little gifts...magical moments...signs...start showing up like snowflakes made just for you? Whether this new idea has to do with a writing project or a dream, things begin to show up in ways that keep the idea or dream cultivating. That's been happening to me.… Continue reading The Living In & The Holding
Hello friends! Happy Friday! This week flewwww by. Wowee. I know we're all looking forward to the weekend, right? I'll keep short and sweet! I'd like to share the Fall class options at Gertrude's Writing Room. So far, y'all are staying connected and sharing your enthusiasm for this new dream-come-true of mine at Gertrude's! Classes and… Continue reading Gertrude’s Writing Room – Fall Classes Open for Registration!
It's happening, friends. It's really happening! #dreamscometrue This is my big secret revealed! I'm opening a creative writing school called Gertrude's Writing Room. Here's the website: http://www.gertrudeswritingroom.com SQUEEEEEEEE! This is what I've been working on all year. Surprise! Can't wait to play and learn and write with you!
One week ago, I was gathering around a table with my fellow classmates and teacher in the 'E' building on the Humber College Lakeshore campus for our final workshop. Time is doing that thing it does - you know, playing with your mind? Tricking you into feeling like weeks have gone by instead of only… Continue reading Post-Humber Summer Workshop: Culture Shock & The Gift of Reflection