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December 9, 2019

Do you ever want to hit the reset button and begin again? I certainly do, especially when it comes to my writing practice.

As many of you know, November was National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and although I wasn’t working on a novel, I resolved to at least touch...

June 19, 2018

At the end of April a small group of writers joined me for Flower & Garden / Pen & Page, a Saturday morning writing workshop that incorporated a visit to the annual Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival within walking distance of my house.

As part of our writing that da...

June 20, 2016

I met Pamela Schmidt in my women's Amherst Writers & Artists workshop, "Writing from the Heart," in Purcellville, VA. A passionate, vibrant woman and a gifted writer, her stories are captivating, full of the sensory details that make a piece of writing come alive.

Pamel...

June 11, 2016

Last Friday I took myself on an artist date, to use the lingo of Julia Cameron. I hadn’t planned on it. I thought I was just going to pop in on a quilt show where a lovely woman from my church, Gertrude Sherman, had three quilts on display. Feeling rushed and oppressed...

February 9, 2016

The first thing I want to say about Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear is “buy it.” Her advice is honest, authentic, encouraging, insightful, witty, and resourced, for she draws on the wisdom of not only her experience but those of writer friend...

January 31, 2016

Last week I bought Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Gilbert is most famous for Eat, Pray, Love, but my favorite is her 2013 novel, The Signature of All Things.

 

I’m about halfway through Big Magic, and so far I am convinced she has written it...

December 10, 2015

Right here in the midst of the busy holiday season, I’ve been coloring mandalas. I had an article due, and I took a half hour to color a mandala. I had paperwork looming and I colored a mandala. I was on a conference call and I colored a mandala.

 

I loved coloring as a...

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