Stuck For A Writing Prompt? Open Your Wallet

“From Wallet To Typewriter, The Effects Of Sylvia Plath Are Now For Sale” This article by Rebecca Rego Barry about Sylvia Plath caught my eye for two reasons: I’ve been fascinated with Plath as an author ever since I read The Bell Jar. What influences authors often...

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...

Resuming the Writing Life

After a four-month hiatus from writing stories, snippets and essays, my brain, hands, and sit-me-down are feeling the renewed activity of writing. My snippets pad is full; scraps of paper get emptied out of my handbag every evening with the day’s gleanings of...

A Month for Kindness

I’m reading The Education of the Heart. I have ‘read’ it three times already, each reading at a time in my life when I claimed, or was forced to claim, intimate time for myself. Edited by Thomas Moore, his professional listing is American psychotherapist, former monk,...