Last December I admitted to the world wide web that one of my end-of-the-year traditions is to write Mitch Albom a letter. Mitch read my blog post revealing this tradition I've been steadfastly committed to for close to twenty years. (GULP - yep. I was 15 years old when I wrote my first letter!) This… Continue reading Letter-Writing Time Again – You Ready Mitch Albom?
I spent about three hours designing a booklet (8 pages) about what I offer as a guest speaker. I used a template that was in Microsoft Word. I added my own photos, moved a few things around, and did a quick edit. Then it was sent to the printers. I had 25 copies printed out… Continue reading Guest Speaking – How do you tell ’em what you can do?
Long weekend equals tackle the storage room. At least, that's what it equalled for me. Sure we had a bojillion other things to do this weekend, but I had to use some of the time to deal with this: This is one half of our storage room. As you can see, there is a lovely… Continue reading Before & After – The goodness in purging
To continue answering Penny-Anne Beaudoin's question about my writing process, here is the second part of my answer. Penny-Anne asked me this: You've written memoirs, fiction, YA fiction, poetry, articles - but which of these demands the most of your heart? Which do you resist writing the most? Which gives you the most freedom to… Continue reading My Writing Process – Part II
You'd think I'd make the mind-body connection about filling up and extend that into my creative life. You'd think. (Well, that's you. BAH.) I'm sitting at my dining room table feeling full. Stuffed, really. It's because I ate a slice of re-heated pizza that wasn't very good, then downed a glass of Diet Coke that… Continue reading Damn plate. My thoughts on over-filling while living the dream.
Dedicated Vanessa Shields follower Penny-Anne Beaudoin recently sent me these questions: I'm curious to know if you use things like morning pages or artist dates (the Julia Cameron program), or if you do other things to help you settle down to write. You've written memoirs, fiction, YA fiction, poetry, articles - but which of these… Continue reading My Writing Process – PART I – AND FREE STUFF!
Okay folks. So I did something a little ballsy. I told you I was gonna send out a package to Michele Martin and the Tell Me More family...I finished it just a few minutes ago. I included a bunch of fun stuff like my book(s), stickers, excerpts, etc....but I also wrote a letter...from my heart.… Continue reading NPR ‘Tell Me More’ – package send off! (An Ode To Balls)
I haven't submitted in a while. It's because it's taken this long for the sting of the last few rejections to subside. Alas, I've got new work that needs to get out there into the wide world of words. I'm taking a bit of a different road this time, though. Instead of just entering contests,… Continue reading And still I submit