Intentions and Showing Up

What’s Your Intention? My Tuesday writing group uses intentions as a foundation for our writing time. The question for each of us is, “What is your intention today?” Most Tuesdays it’s pretty clear. “I’m drafting/revising/polishing or posting a blog.” “I’m...

A Writer’s Tapestry

“Tapestry of  a Writer”  adapted by Ethel Lee-Miller I am a writer’s tapestry Weaving all experiences, feelings, encounters. Discovering, choosing, being shown words, phrases, sentences Creating images of stories, poetry, essays, and books To delight,...

Be a Writing Detective

Sometimes, not very often, I want to just sit down and write. There’s no deadline, no story to polish, no workshop script to write. I just want to doodle along and see what comes. Being Creative in Writing Other creative writing comes from my Snippets pad that...

A Jewel in the Crown of “Show Don’t Tell”

I get a Lit Hub email  from Literary Hub every day. When I first subscribed I intended to read it each and every day. Well so much for those self -improvement promises.  I used to save the dailies, sometimes for two weeks at a time. When I finally read past the items...

The Eastside Writing Room

TUESDAYS IN JULY 11:30 am-1:30 pm The Eastside Writing Room:     June 5, 12, 19, 26. The Eastside Writing Room provides a calm, quiet, and supportive environment. No cell phones, no interruptions, no noise. Ten minutes of writing talk and then writing on your own...