This world really is full of magic. At just about the same time that I was dreaming up Gertrude's Writing Room, Stephanie Steinberg, writer/journalist, was having the same dream. She too wanted to open a space where writers could gather to write, read, learn and play. As I was doing research for Gertrude's whilst writing… Continue reading Interview with Stephanie Steinberg, owner of the Detroit Writing Room
Dear Mitch, Did Chika love dogs? I just finished reading ‘Finding Chika’. I’m sitting on my sofa in our living room. The Christmas tree is still up, the lights twinkling. Tears stream down my face. At Lesson Six, one of our dogs, a red golden retriever named Pages, who was laying on the sofa across… Continue reading A Letter To Mitch Albom
I'm feeling the yuletide spirit, friends! Are you as well? I've put a fancy word tree up at Gertrude's Writing Room. Workshops and classes continue to happen. Overall, I'm feeling pretty darn good. Last evening I finished reading a beautiful book by Kyo Maclear called 'The Letter Opener'. Maclear is one of my favourite writers!… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season!
This is how I know I’m a writer: everything I think is a visualized line in a poem or a paragraph. I can see black letters on white paper in the movie theatre of my brain – telling a story. Making a point. Having an opinion. Being brave. Or funny. Or not making any sense… Continue reading I know I’m a Writer because…movie theatres, fuzziness and purpose.
I have a story about Mitch Albom. When I was in OAC Writer's Craft, I had an amazing English teacher, Mr. W. One of his assignments was for us to choose a writer whose work we loved, admired and aspired to learn from - and write in the style of this writer for our assignment.… Continue reading Mitch Albom and I
It's Sunday. I didn't know. Had a good, hearty laugh with my mom on the phone when she told me it was Sunday not Saturday. That about sums up how my holidays are going. I'm a bit off kilter. A bit out of step. A bit disconnected. And I can't seem to shake it. This… Continue reading Holiday Haze – A Lengthy Update
November has come and gone, and with it brought many a wonderful things to my writing life. While becoming an official 'NaNoWriMo Winner' and being part of that lovely circle of winners was NOT something that did occur, I have to say, I'm not feeling sad about it at all. I came in at around… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – My results