My husband and I were dozing in bed with our phones on the nightstands, only half-asleep until our high school sons returned home safely. It’s common (and expected!) practice in our home to keep in touch by texting: they send a heads-up before they leave for home, we appreciate the respect, and they get to […]
The process of becoming a writer follows a specific path. First, deliberately choose another career. In youth, pragmatically decide that you cannot make a living with a writing career so instead acquire a tangible skill such as ditch-digging. In the meantime, enjoy journaling and letter-writing for fun. Declare, “I am not a writer.” Next, logically […]
I am a writer. It has taken me my whole life to claim this. I used to think that in order to call myself a writer it meant credentials and a paying job in the field. That its importance and validity came from an external end product. That proof of being a writer was tied […]
In our community electric co-op’s monthly newsletter is a section of want ads. Today I read one that absolutely stopped me in my tracks for its sheer creative writing potential. There’s a story in here. Heck, there are a thousand stories in here. What’s yours? WANTED TO BUY: Steel fence posts and a double barrel shotgun.
If you think, like I did, that this is another book just like all the others you have read about inspiration, spirituality, and self-improvement, you could not be more wrong. Heck, even if it were like the rest, that in itself would still be awesome support and reinforcement. But. It’s. Better. This is guidance for moving […]